Eravikulam National Park got a fernarium for the first time

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Eravikulam National Park got a fernarium for the first time

Eravikulam National Park in Munnar, Kerala has a new attraction – a fernarium and it is the first fern collection set up in a hill station.

An Overview of the News

  • The Fernarium is located within the park close to the Orchidarium and is accessible to the public from 20 April.

  • The objective of the Fernarium is to educate visitors about the biodiversity of the park and to showcase the flora in a unique way.

  • Ferns grow naturally in a soilless environment by absorbing water and nutrients from trees, making the park an ideal location for a fernarium.

About Eravikulam National Park:

  • Location: Eravikulam National Park is located in the Western Ghats of India, within the state of Kerala.

  • History: The park was initially established as a game sanctuary in 1975, with the primary objective of protecting the endangered Nilgiri tahr, a type of mountain goat that is endemic to the Western Ghats.

  • National Park Status: In 1978, the sanctuary was declared a National Park and now it is spread over an area of 97 square kilometres.

  • Biodiversity: The park is famous for its rich biodiversity, which houses a number of wildlife species including Nilgiri Tahr, Macaque, Leopard and many bird species.

  • Recognition: The park has received international recognition for its conservation efforts, and was awarded the prestigious Green Globe certification in 2019 for its commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism.

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