Indian Bison (Gaur) in Kurinji
      (photo courtesy Ian Lockwood)

      Hello and welcome to Vattakanal Conservation Trust. We are an NGO (non-government organization) based in the Palni Hills, Tamil Nadu.

      Our goal is to promote the conservation of the native plants of the South Western Ghats and the Nilgiris and their habitats by raising plant nurseries, establishing conservation gardens and restoring habitats to ensure the survival of specific species and eco-systems.

      We also help the development of horticultural skills amongst local people. We hope to create awareness of the intrinsic value of nature in all its forms, and aim to encourage the spirit of voluntarism in society to fulfil these aims and objectives.

      © 2006 Vattakanal Conservation Trust. All rights reserved.

      Vattakanal Conservation Trust,
      Registered Office:
      No. T-6, J.C. Tower, Karur Byepass Rd,
      Trichy 620018, Tamil Nadu, India

      Project Office & Postal Address:
      21/45 A&B, Pambarpuram
      PO Box 109, Kodaikanal 624101
      Tamil Nadu, India

      Tel. 04542 243190, 9842143190

      Umbilicus species. Possible new Genus for India