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Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary

Why is it in the news?

  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set a six-month timeframe for the Karnataka state government to address delays in declaring the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) status for Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Encroachment issues within the sanctuary have escalated due to the prolonged delay in determining the ESZ.


Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary

·       Situated in Karnataka’s Shimoga District, established in 1974.

·       Spans an area of 395 sq km and includes the Mandagadde Natural Bird Sanctuary.

·       Notable habitat features include the Tunga Anicut Dam, providing a sanctuary for otters and water birds.

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