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  • Greetings from the Palni Hills!

    Headquartered in Kodaikanal, we’re a core group of ecologists, environmentalists, botanists, wildlife enthusiasts and proponents of sustainable development with supporting staff ranging from beekeepers to water chemists.

  • It’s a Biodiversity Hotspot!

    The Palni Hills are home to a variety of rare flora and fauna, not found elsewhere in the world.

  • Plant Nurseries for Native Species

    PHCC facilitates growing and propogation of appropriate plant species for different landscapes ranging from arid scrub to wet temperate forests

  • Alternative Minimum Management Techniques for cerana bees

    Hands-on Training on Bee Keeping with site specific management solution for colony conservation and through Queen Rearing at village level using local resources.

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  • kodai-lake-

    Save Kodaikanal Lake Campaign

    Once a prime unspoilt water body of scenic beauty, today the lake is polluted and full of algal blooms that are leading to fish deaths and the water is a murky pea soup.

  • Survey of Grasslands in Palni Hills

    Report: Survey of Grasslands in Palni Hills

    Palni Hills, a part of Western Ghats is endowed with immense wealth of flora and fauna in various ecosystems. In this report, we've surveyed and recorded the present status of grasslands in upper and middle elevations of Palni hills.

  • Restoring mined and abandoned lands

    Restoring mined and abandoned lands

    The PHCC has experience with wasteland restoration through vegetative means has been in three zones of Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu (arid scrub jungle, deciduous forests and dry evergreen forests). The Council has a long history of raising native plants, of a variety of habitats, and has supplied both other institutions and farmers with planting material.

  • malabargiantsquirrel

    Conservation of the Middle Palni Ecosystem

    Conservation of the Middle-Palni ecosystem inhabited by the Malabar Grey Hornbill and the Indian Grey Hornbill, the Indian Giant Squirrel and the Grizzled Giant Squirrel in Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Conservation of marshes and wetlands of the middle Palnis and Improving Water-recharge of underground aquifers in the foothills of the Western Ghats

    Conservation of marshes and wetlands of the middle Palnis

    Conservation of marshes and wetlands of the middle Palnis and Improving Water-recharge of underground aquifers in the foothills of the Western Ghats

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