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Shettihalli wildlife sanctuary

Mapping

Source: DH

 Context: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given the state government a six-month deadline to address issues causing the delay in notifying the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) status for Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivamogga, Karnataka.

The delay in determining ESZ has resulted in increased land use changes and encroachment.

Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary is in Karnataka’s Shimoga District, spanning 395 sq km and was declared in 1974. It includes Mandagadde Natural Bird Sanctuary and features the Tunga Anicut Dam, providing habitat for otters and water birds