Just near Agumbe, one of the wettest places in India, a big Elaeocarpus tree is found near a dark and curious cave in the lateritic rock
The Minister of Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, planted this rudraksh tree.
The last of its species remaining in the wild, in the shola forests of the Western Ghats. Thought to be extinct, and known previously only from a single specimen, it is being propogated by the Vattakanal Conservation Trust as a last-chance conservation. To learn more, or to contribute to their conservation initatives, visit www.vattakanalconservationtrust.org
The Vattakanal Conservation Trust has planted this tree as part of the Vattakanal Village roadside rainforest restoration efforts- it is the progeny of one tree that is the only surviving member of its species in the wild. To learn more, or to contribute to their conservation initatives, visit www.vattakanalconservationtrust.org