Sri. Maria Christu Raja D IFS

Deputy Conservator of Forests and Director
Deputy Conservator of Forests and Director, Kali Tiger Reserve, Dandeli, Dandeli Tq, Dist Uttar Kannada-581325

ABOUT Division

Kali Tiger Reserve, earlier known as Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve, is located in the central portion of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state. It is sandwiched between Haliyal and Karwar forest divisions, and covers parts of Haliyal, Karwar and Joida taluks. The Tiger Reserve comprises two important protected areas of the region viz., Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary (475.018 Km²) and Anshi National Park (339.866 Km²). These two protected areas are contiguous to each other and form a single tract of protected area located in the biologically sensitive Western Ghats. These two protected areas were administratively unified under Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve (DATR) in the year 2007. The tiger reserve is headed by a Conservator of Forests. There are two sub-divisions, namely, Dandeli and Anshi wildlife sub-divisions, and consist of six ranges, namely, Kulgi, Phansoli, Gund, Anshi, Kumbarwada and Castlerock wildlife ranges. There are 31 sections and 84 beats in the Tiger Reserve. Forests of the Tiger Reserve are primarily moist deciduous and semi-evergreen, with excellent patches of evergreen forests in the western most parts as well as in deep valleys. Animals found in the Tiger Reserve include Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Bison, Wild dog, Sambar, Spotted deer, Sloth bear, Wild boar, Hanuman langur, Bonnet macaque, varieties of reptiles and birds, etc.

KTR Dandeli Division Map