The Tamil Nadu Forest Department has started an ‘Anti-Depredation and Disaster Management’ centre at Valparai in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve .The centre equipped with all material required for handling any disaster is the first of its kind in the State, say wildlife authorities.

Located at Rotti Kadai, about six km from Valparai town, the centre is between the town and the forest areas in the ATR. Mitigating man-animal conflict and to rescue wildlife in distress are the two main objectives of the centre.