A protected area in the Western Ghats, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Kollam District in Kerala. Managed by Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, it was founded in the year 1984. Covering an area of around 171 square kilometres, it is known for the Chengurinji, a tree endemic to the region. This sanctuary is known for being home to lion-tailed macaque, an endangered species. Thenmala Eco-tourism Project, the first eco-tourism project in India, has been formulated in and around this sanctuary. This forest can be divided into- Grasslands, Myristica Swamps, Reed Brakes, Southern Hill-Top Tropical Evergreen Forest, Southern Secondary Moist Mixed Decidous Forest, West Coast Tropical Evergreen Forest and West Coast Tropical Semi-Evergreen Forest.