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| Last Updated:: 07/05/2019

Saving our Country's Sacred Groves





In 1993, the CPR Environmental Education Centre took up a sacred grove in a village in Tamil Nadu and planted a mere 1.5 acres with no fencing after an agreement with local people that they would protect the grove and prevent grazing. Today, it has grown to 150 hectares of forest.



Since Vedic times, Indians have regarded plants and animals, rivers and lakes, mountains and seeds, as sacred and worthy of protection. People protected the groves to express their reverence for the source of their survival. We must protect this great heritage.




Source: The New Indian Express, 07 May 2019, Chennai.