The Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest located near Visakhapatnam. It is under the control of Andhra Pradesh Forest Department since March 10, 1970. Earlier the land was under the control of Maharajah of Vizianagaram. It was named after the local hillock Kambalakonda. It is a dry evergreen forest mixed with scrub and meadows and covers an area of 70.70 square kilometers. Eastern Ghats form the world's 7th Unique Bio diverse region and Kambalakonda lies along the Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt.
Schematic Map of Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary ( Not to Scale)
The sanctuary has a dry evergreen forest mixed with scrub and meadows. The terrain is hilly with steep slopes. Madhurawada Dome in Eastern Ghats mobile belt is formed by a tectonic arrangement with Khondalite suite and Quartz Archean rocks along the Eastern Ghats north of Visakhapatnam city, Andhra Pradesh, India. This area is a dry evergreen forest Zone. Madhurawada Dome along the Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt is an important region of Biodiversity and a barrier for sea erosion's on the city scape of Vizag.
Today the area of Madhurawada Dome is facing a serious threat of deforestation due illegal constructions in the name of expansion of the city. Lets take up the ecological responsibility for the conservation of Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt (EGMB) . The EGMB acts as a natural protector for the city of Visakhapatnam on the north and west of the city. Lets come together to protect the Eastern Ghats of India.
Eastern Ghats are the natural protectors for the East coast region of India