Kozhikode: Entry of tourists into Muthanga and Tholpetti eco-tourism zones of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) has been banned from today due to wild fire in nearby forest regions of Karnataka, Wildlife authorities said.

The ban will be in force up to March 31. Due to the fire in Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary during the last few days animals and birds were migrating to the WWS, an official release said.