Rhododendron facing existential crisis in Ilam's highlands


Mar 18, 2017-The national flower rhododendron is seemingly falling into the list of endangered species in face of negligence and lack of proper conservation effort by the concerned authorities.

Apart from being a jewel on nature's crest, rhododendron holds paramount significance from the perspective of cultural diversity as well.

The open border, lack of awareness, open grazing, unsystematic urbanization and use of unrestrained timber are the causes leading to a decline in the number of rhododendron found in the highlands of Ilam.

"We can see that there is a need for a substantive policy for proper conservation of rhododendrons," High Hill Herb Association's Deepak Rangeli shared. RSS



Published: 18-03-2017 10:57

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