|Central coordinates||78o 38.70' East 13o 1.50' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 35,760 ha in Kuppam and Palmaner Ranges of Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. It is the only Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh known for harbouring a population of Asian elephants, which reportedly reappeared in 1984 after 200 years (Prasad and Reddy 2002). The Sanctuary has Dry Deciduous forests, with thorny scrub interspersed with trees providing a good habitat for Asian Elephants. These forests have small ponds, tanks and the Kaundinya and Kaigal tributaries of Palar River, which provide the main sources of water for the animals. The Sanctuary is situated 50 km from Chittoor and 120 km from Bangalore.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kaundinya||Sanctuary||35,760||is identical to site||35,670|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
|Notes: Nature Conservation|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: Workshop participants and the IBA Team.
Prasad, N. S. and Reddy, K. S. (2002) Man-elephant conflict and mitigation Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh. Indian Forester 128 (2): 137-144.
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