Commonwealth NGOs
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bullet2 Palni Hills Conservation Council


Convent Road,

Kodaikanal 624101,

Tamil Nadu




Type:  NGO   

Scope:  local   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


The Palni Hills Conservation Council was formed in 1985 as an organization devoted to promoting sustainable development. The core group consists of ecologists, environmentalists, botanists, wildlife enthusiasts and proponents of sustainable development with sixty supporting staff ranging from beekeepers to water chemists.

The Palni Hills is basically the Eastern spur of the Western Ghats mountain range in the South Indian State of Tamilnadu . The forests of the hills vary from dry deciduous to wet temperate zones. The hills start at 280 Mts. above sea level and raise up to 2300 Mts.


     Workshop on Thai Sac Brood affecting the Asian Hive Bee

     Training Programme on Bio-dynamic farming

     Surveys on status of wild life - Gaur (Bos gaurus); Butterflies; Elephant; Small Mammals and Nilgiri Tahr

     Water Quality index for rivers based on Biological indicators

     Reuben Arboretum - a collection of over 100 taxa of trees at the foothills.

     Growing and planting 300 000 tree saplings of 70 species

     Beekeeping training and extension

     Building Environmental Education Centre using Ecofriendly architecture

     Providing drinking water to remote tribal hamlets through clean dug wells

     Conducting literacy classes to tribes in inaccessible hill settlements