Kanara circle comprises five territorial divisions, namely, Haliyal, Honnavar, Karwar, Sirsi and Yellapur divisions, and one Tiger Reserve, namely, Kali Tiger Reserve. There is also a social forestry division, namely, Karwar SF division. The limits of Kanara circle are coterminous with those of Uttara Kannada district. Forests of Kanara circle exhibit a lot of diversity. Various types of forest such as evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist-deciduous, dry deciduous, scrub forests, mangrove, etc. are found in the circle. The evergreen and semi-evergreen forests occur in the western part of the district. These forests are found in all the divisions but more so in Honnavar, Karwar and Sirsi divisions and Kali Tiger Reserve. In Haliyal and Yellapur divisions, their presence is limited to a few ranges on the western side. Moist deciduous forests occur in all the divisions but their presence is more dominant in Haliyal and Yellapur divisions and Kali Tiger Reserve. Dry deciduous forests are restricted to the eastern parts of Haliyal and Yellapur divisions. Mangrove occurs in the coastal belt of Karwar and Honnavar divisions. Scrub forests occur in the coastal belt and also in pockets where biotic interferences are very severe.