Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary

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Overview:

Over 50 grass species were recently identified during a two-day workshop and survey on ‘Grasses Identification and Grassland Management’ at the Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary.

About Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Location: It is located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • It is located between two important hill passes known as "Mantralamma kanuma" and "Nandi kanuma".
  • It spreads over the Nallamallai hill range.
  • The sanctuary derives its name from the Gundla Brahmeshwaram plateau.
  • It was declared a wildlife sanctuary on September 18, 1990, and covers an area of around 1,194 kilometres square.
  • The northern part of this Sanctuary forms a major part of the southern boundary for Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve.
  • River: The Gundlakamma River stretches across the sanctuary.
  • Vegetation: Dry mixed deciduous forest, moist dry deciduous, semi-evergreen, dry deciduous scrub forest, and dry savannahs.
  • Climate: The climate is hot round the year with most of the precipitation occurring during the monsoon months.
  • Flora: It consists of trees like Teak, Dalbergia, Boswelia, Shisham, Andug, Prerocarpuss, Terminalia, Albizzia, Anogeissius, and Bamboo.
  • Fauna: The varied wildlife found here includes langur, jungle cat, panther, tiger, mouse deer, hyena, and bonnet monkey. 

Q1) What is a Plateau?

A plateau is a flat, elevated landform that rises sharply above the surrounding area on at least one side.Plateaus occur on every continent and take up a third of the Earth's land. They are one of the four major landforms, along with mountains, plains, and hills.

Source: Survey identifies over 50 grass species at Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary