The proposed Wildlife Sanctuary area covers forest areas of nine villages of Bilagi range and two villages of Mudhol range with a total area of 9584.332 hectares. The location of the proposed Wildlife Sanctuary is shown on Plate 9. The list of villages and the areas proposed to be the part of the Wildlife Sanctuary is given in Annexure –x.

            The proposed area shall be protected from biotic interference. This can be done either by erecting chain-link mesh fencing or by other means. Different maps like village maps and toposheet showing the proposed area have been given.