Greater Kishkinda

Greater Kishkinda Wildlife Reserve

The rocky hills spreading from Anegundi-Sanapura in the south and Ramdurga – Kanakere in the north comprise of scrub forests. This region mainly consists of various habitats like rocky caves, forests of scrub and open patches of grass. Each of these habitats harbor a variety of flora and fauna. The rocky outcrops particularly are abode to some critical species like the Indian Sloth Bears, Indian Leopards, Indian Grey Wolves, Golden Jackals, Indian Pangolin, Jungle Cat and Rusty Spotted Cat. These scrub jungle of this region has many keystone species of north Karnataka. Besides the larger mammals these habitats support numerous birds and lesser creatures like the reptiles, amphibians, insects and arachnids. Understanding, documenting and implementing conservation strategies are the primary goals of DCF in Kishkinda.