Kerala is home to some of India’s more noteworthy national parks and wild life reserves. Forests cover 24% of the state’s area, and 5.9% of the region falls under ‘protected land’, with a total of 24 national parks and wildlife reserves

Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve
The Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve (ABR) was Established in 2001 and includes 3,500.36 km2 out of which 1828 km² is in Kerala and 1672.36 km² is in Tamil Nadu.
Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
The Aralam Sanctuary in Kozhikode District is spread over 55 sq kms of undulating forested highlands on the slopes of the Western Ghats
Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary
Spanning an area of 85 sq km on the western slopes of Nelliyampathy, the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary is just a two-hour drive from Kochi in the Mukundapuram Taluk of Thrissur
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Located about 60 km from Munnar,Idukki district, a unique thorny scrub forest with xerophyte species
Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Located about 60 km from Munnar,Idukki district, a unique thorny scrub forest with xerophyte species
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
Located 40 km from Thodupuzha, Idukki district, the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary here spreads over an area of 77 sq km in the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of the district
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary,is located about 19 km from Kozhikode and 7 km from Beypore port, Malappuram district, north Kerala
Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Covered with 12,000 hectares of rich vegetation, the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary set up in 1958 is a colourful canvas of exotic flora and thriving fauna
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary in Palakkad District is the most protected ecological piece of Anamalai sub unit of Western Ghats
Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary
Peechi is a small and picturesque town, situated at a distance of 23 km from Thrissur and is famed for the Peechi Dam
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in the Western Ghats, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary lies 50 km northeast of Thiruvananthapuram city, in Nedumangad Taluk
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
The pride of Kerala and a testimony to nature's splendour and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve is situated in Thekkadi on the banks of the Periyar lake
Shenduruni Wildlife Sanctuary
The Shenduruny forest - declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1984 gets its name from an endemic species of tree called Chenkuruny (Gluta travancoria)
Silent Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
The Silent Valley is a small plateau located on the southwestern corner of the Nilgiri Hills,of the Western Ghats
Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
Thattekkad is made up of dense tropical evergreen and deciduous forest and grassland patches, housing a population of over 500 species of exotic birds
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary( also known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary) is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka