Sanctuary Resource Use

Major Govt. agencies/institutions using park resources are:

  1. Kallada Irrigation Project.
  2. Kerala State Electricity Board.
  3. Thenmala Eco-tourism Promotion Society.
  4. Research Institutions.

Kallada Irrigation Project [KIP]

Kallada Irrigation Project [KIP] is a multipurpose project meant for power generation, irrigation and recreation. The sanctuary is part of the catchment area of Parappar Dam constructed across Kallada River for irrigation purpose in Kollam and Pathanamthitta Districts.

Kerala State Electricity Board

Kerala State Electricity Board is generating 15-mega watt electricity from the reservoir water of the sanctuary.

Thenmala Eco-tourism Promotion Society

Thenmala Eco-tourism Promotion Society project is conceived to promote Eco-tourism in the high ranges of Kollam and Pathanamthitta district. The sanctuary area is included in this recreational project. The project uses the sanctuary area for the recreational purpose, i.e. trekking, bird watching, boating, etc. The Wildlife Warden of Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary is the programme coordinator of Eco-tourism project. As part of nature education and interpretation programme, the sanctuary area serves the people under the tourism project.

Research Institutions

Various government and non-government research institutions conduct research studies relating to bio-diversity of flora and fauna, vegetation analysis, mapping etc after getting permission from the Forest Department. The findings from these scientific studies contribute to better understanding of the environment and the resources and also facilitate the department in formulating better management strategies. The important institutes conducting scientific investigation within the sanctuary are Kerala Forest Research Institute, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, College of Forestry Kerala, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Kerala University etc.