Research & Monitoring

The National Park is considered as the representative of an entire biodiversity, hence there is a high excellent opportunities for research and monitoring in the said area. There were some studies in the past conducted by different research institutions. Some of the notable studies were Nameer (2001) on avifauna of this Shola, Brijesh C M (2004) on the diversity of Lepidoptera (Insects) in Shola Forest, Mathew and Mohandas (2001) on Insects, and Kishore Kumar (2004) on the taxonomy and ecology of Shola forests. All these studies emphasise the need for continuous monitoring of fauna and flora. Long-term studies are needed to understand the status of the animal and avifaunal populations, which will be incorporated in the prescriptions of this plan.

Picture from camera trap