Entry points into Seshachalam forest sealed

The Hindu | Apr 7, 2020 at 6:03 PM
  • With a tiger at the Bronx Zoological Park in New York testing positive for COVID-19, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has decided to seal all entry points into the Seshachalam forest to protect the animals.
  • Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 52,597 hectares in Chittoor and Kadapa districts, out of which the Sri Venkateswara National Park (SVNP) is spread over 35,363 hectares.
  • The teams will monitor entry of strangers into forest fringe villages from Yerravaripalem, Chinnagottigallu, Chandragiri, Tirupati Rural and Urban, Renigunta mandals in Chittoor district and Railway Kodur mandal of Kadapa district.