WHAT WWF-INDIA IS DOING FOR Nilgiri tahr?

WWF-India is implementing a comprehensive study of the tahr population and its habitat in the hills of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Tahr habitat ranging from the Nilgiris to Kanyakumari in the Western Ghats has been surveyed to access the status of the habitat, identify threats faced by the species, as well as arrive at an accurate estimation of the population.

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Conservation issues

The Nilgiri tahr populations are under severe stress due to developmental activities in its habitat such as construction of numerous hydroelectric projects, timber felling and planting monocultures of eucalyptus, wattles, pines and tea in the original grassland ecosystem.

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About Nilgiri tahr

The Nilgiri tahr is found only in the Nilgiri Hills and the southern portion of the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is the state animal of Tamil Nadu.

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