Celebrating Environment Day

‘Planting of 50 Rare, Endemic, and Threatened Tree Species of the Western Ghats’

MSSBG took a significant step towards nurturing nature by planting 50 Rare, Endemic, and Threatened (RET) tree species of the Western Ghats

Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s thirty six “biodiversity hotspots” of biodiversity, is home to numerous plant and animal species found nowhere else on Earth. Unfortunately, many of these species face the risk of extinction due to habitat loss, deforestation, and climate change. Recognizing the urgent need to protect and conserve these invaluable treasures, we decided to bring attention to the conservation efforts and safeguard the unique flora of the Western Ghats.

Under the guidance of our botanists and with the involvement of staff and interns from diverse backgrounds, 50 RET species were planted at the MS Swaminathan Botanical Garden.

Through our continuous efforts, we strive to establish a living testament to the invaluable ecological diversity of the Western Ghats, showcasing its beauty and emphasizing the need for conservation to all who visit the garden.