Values of the Park

Value related to biodiversity of Protected Area.

  • Value related to flora.
    • Well-protected representative example of shola ecosystem in Western Ghats.
    • Exceptional species diversity
    • Significant population of locally endemic species.
    • Ideal place for “in-situ” germplasm conservation of rare and threatened species like tree ferns.
  • Values related to fauna.
    • Significant diversity of insects especially butterflies.
    • Corridor connecting KDH and Palani

Values related to watershed

  • Value associated with watershed for drinking water and irrigation to Vattavada valley.

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 value

  • Eco-tourism potential
  • Values related to bird watching, trekking, nature interpretation