Papikonda National Park | 12 Dec 2019

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The Forest Department and experts from Kerala and northeastern States will begin the maiden survey of butterfly species in the Papikonda National Park (PNP).

  • The PNP spreads over 1012.86 square kilometres in East and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh.
  • It has historically experienced varying levels of protection, beginning as a reserved forest in 1882, a wildlife sanctuary in 1978, and as a national park from 2008.
  • The park lies on the left and right banks of the river Godavari and cuts through the Papikonda hill range of Eastern Ghats. The River Godavari enriches the Papikonda Park with its natural beauty.
  • The majority of the area of the park is covered with moist deciduous forest and include animal species such as tigers, mouse deer, gaur etc.

Source: TH