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Report on Sacred Grove Biodiversity Conservation program by planting RARE, ENDANGERED and THREATENED (RET) Species on 05-06-2018

World Environment day was celebrated on 05-06-2018 at Aiyappa Bagawathy sacred grove Balaji Village Mayamudi on 05-06-2018 by Planting RARE, ENDANGERED and THREATNED (RET) Native species.

Presiding officer for the programme was Col. C.P. Muthanna- Vice Chairman- Kodagu Model Forest Trust.

Guest of Honour for the programme was Dr. C.G. Kushalappa- Dean Forestry- College of Forestry Ponnampet, Meera Rajesh- Forest First Samithi and Sanju- President- Aiyappa Bagawathy Trust.

Green Citizen Nature Club Members of College of Forestry Ponnampet and Students of Government Higher Secondary school Mayamudi participated in the program.

Dr. Ramakrshna Hegde- Technical Head- Forest Land Restoration Project welcomed the Guest of Honour and the participants.

Sherry Subbaiah- Hon Secretary Kodagu Model Forest Trust briefed the participants regarding Kodagu Model Forest Trust and Biodiversity Conservation Project.

Guest of Honour of the programme Dr. C.G. Kushalappa- Dean Forestry- College of Forestry Ponnampet, Meera Rajesh- Forest First Samithi and Sanju- President- Aiyappa Bagawathy Trust briefed the participants regarding the importance of conserving the sacred groves of Kodagu.

Kavya Somaiah thanked the participants.

Group photo of participants was taken.

Over 3000 saplings from around 100 native RARE, ENDANGERED and THREATNED (RET) species will be planted over a period of 3 years I.e. 1000 every year during the project duration.

Species planted at site were Pongamia pinata, Calophylum innophylum, Pterocarpus marsupium, Diaspyros ebenum, Aegle marmelos, Garcinia gummi-gatta, Garcinia indica, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Terminalia arjuna, Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, Vateria indica and Persea macrantha.

Sweet meats were served to the participants.

Continuation of Sacred Grove Biodiversity Conservation program by planting RARE, ENDANGERED and THREATENED (RET) Species at Balaji Village Temple premises on 14th and 15th of September 2018

Continuation of Sacred Grove Biodiversity Conservation program by planting RARE, ENDANGERED and THREATENED (RET) Species at temple premises of Balaji Village was carried out.

Meera Rajesh- FFS and Prathwin Ponnappa attended the site preparation, Pitting, Planting, Staking, Mulching, Watering and tagging work along with labors at site.

Planting work was carried out for 2 days and 106 saplings were planted at site.

 

Launch of Biodiversity Conservation Programme at Thonageri Bhagawathy Kadandhi Kad Sacred Grove on 06-08-2017

Program was organized by Kodagu Model Forest Trust in association with Karnataka Forest Department , Green Citizen Nature Club members of College of Forestry Ponnampet and Villagers of Mugutageri Village- Ponnampet- Kodagu.

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