Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary
Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Shimoga District and lies adjacent to Shimoga town. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary on Nov, 23 1974.It is spread about 395.6 sq. Km and it is divided into a core zone (100.6 sq. km), a buffer zone (237.4 sq. km) and a tourism zone (57.6 sq. km). It has mostly dry and moist deciduous forests in the eastern and central parts. Towards the west, with an increase in rainfall, there are semi-evergreen forests.
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