Vanikaran Project


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    • The Forest department in association with Noolpuzha grama panchayat has launched the ‘Vanikaran’ (afforestation) Project.


    • It aims to root out invasive plants, especially Senna spectabilis, and restore natural forests.
    • The project was being executed on 30 hectares of forest land under the Sulthan Bathery forest range of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, where exotic invasive plants, including Senna spectabilis, Eupatorium, Mikania micrantha, and Lantana Camara, were posing a serious threat to the local species of trees.
    • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an integral part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.