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Department of Forests and Wildlife (Kerala)

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Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department is a law enforcement agency for the state of Kerala, India. Over 75% of the landarea of Kerala was covered by forests uptill even the 18th century.The department concerns on the entity of the human beings with the survival of each species in its habitat. It conserves 10,336 km2 of forests forming 29.101% of the total geographic area of the state.[1]

Department of Forests and Wildlife of State of Kerala
കേരള വനം വന്യജീവി വകുപ്പ്
Vana Vanyajeevi Vakuppu
Agency overview
Formed 1888
Jurisdiction Kerala
Headquarters Thiruvananthapuram
Minister responsible
  • K. Raju, Minister for Forests and Wildlife, Zoos & Animal Husbandry
Agency executives
  • P.K. Kesavan IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Head of Forest Force
  • P.K. Kesavan IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) & Chief Wildlife Warden
A board of Kerala Forest Department Periyar Tiger Reserver, Peerumed

The headquarters of Kerala Forest Department is located at Vazhuthacaud, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It also hosts the Forest Central Library Thiruvananthapuram which even the public can access.

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