Trees for Elephants
In order to develop the forest cover in the protected area and beyond, a Tree Nursery is being established at the Center. Growing trees is an integral part of the Center Environmental Charter and villagers from within the Protected Area will be proposed to work at the nursery; thus protecting their own environment and making revenue from conservation. Our objective is to support farmers, formerly reliant on 'slash and burn' for a living, to develop environmentally sustainable sources of income.
The trees will be planted on old paddy fields and other formerly exploited land parcels.
Zone A (RED): High nutritive fruit trees for elephants
Zone B (PURPLE): Forage and bananas
Zone C (YELLOW): Wild banana trees, multi-species tree plantation
Zone D (BLUE): Bamboo and trees
Zone E (LIGHT GREEN): Wild / natural forestLast Updated on Sep232011