Conservation and Protection of Sacred Groves in Tamilnadu

C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre was sanctioned a project on ‘Conservation and Protection of Sacred Groves in Tamilnadu’ by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The duration of the project was from April 2006 – March 2007.
Sacred  Grove Conservation
Padayathra to spread the message of Sacred Grove Conservation
Project Activities:
Survey of 35 intact groves in Tamilnadu followed meetings with the local people
Selection of the following 5 groves for the pilot study:
Kattakamanpatti – Edamalayan Mahalinga Karrupuswamy Grove, Dindigul
Genguvarpatti – Mattamalai Ayyanar Grove, Theni
Upputhurai – Maligaiparai Karuppuswamu Grove, Theni
Thulukkankulam – Perandammal – Karrupuswamy Grove , Virudhunagar
Madhapuram – Pathinettampadi Karrupuswamy Grove, Thoothukudi
Workshop for Forest Range Officers / Foresters
Awareness Programmes for the local people - The message of sacred grove conservation has reached:
7790 students by way of our video-on-wheels
3350 individuals (villagers and students) through folk art (villupattu) programmes
990 individuals (women and students) through rallies / padayathras.