Values of the Park

Value related to flora

Well-protected representative example of montane evergreen forest system in Western Ghats.

Exceptional species diversity.

Significant population of locally endemic species.

Ideal place for “insitu” germ plasm conservation of rare and threatened species like tree ferns.

National Park harbours a large number of Medicinal Plants.

Values related to fauna

Exceptional species diversity of birds.

Significant population of insects especially butterflies with many endemic species.

Provides vital connectivity for animal movements especially elephants.

Values related to watershed

Conservational value associated with watershed for drinking and irrigation to Santhenpara and Pooppara area.

Values related to education and research

Research and monitoring values associated with endemism, biodiversity, human-wildlife interaction etc.

Educational value associated with nature education, nature exploration and adventure.

Aesthetic values

Potential areas for bird watching, trekking etc.

Potential areas for nature interpretation.

Livelihood to resource dependent communities through ecotourism.

Cultural Values

Ethnic tribal heritage of Muthuvan community.