Adopt a sapling, India


Bannerghatta National Park, located in southern India’s Eastern Ghats mountain range, is a protected dry deciduous scrub forest and an important habitat for the endangered Asian Elephant Elephas maximus. A Rocha India is working with local residents to restore the region’s fragmented and degraded forested habitats by raising and caring for native tree saplings. Your contribution will allow A Rocha India to plant a native tree and care for it during the first year of its life.

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Bannerghatta National Park, in the Eastern Ghats mountain range of southern India, is a protected dry deciduous scrub forest and a key habitat for the Asian Elephant Elephas maximus. The forest extends to the Hosur Forest Division to the southeast and the Kanakapura Forest Division to the southwest, eventually connecting to the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary and the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve of the Western Ghats. However, today, much of the forested habitats of Bannerghatta and Cauvery are fragmented and degraded.

Given the urgent need to preserve the unique diversity of the Eastern Ghats, A Rocha India has been working with community members since 2015 to grow and nurture native tree saplings. Their aim is to save local species and create more forest cover to restore these degraded areas. The reforested regions will also act as buffers within the protected area to increase space for wildlife and limit human-wildlife conflict.

By adopting a sapling, you will enable A Rocha India to plant a native tree and take care of it for the first year of its life. Young saplings are particularly vulnerable to drought, competition from weeds, grazing and damage by people. So, aftercare is important to help ensure their long term survival.

What do you get?

Following checkout you will receive the links to download two versions of the e-card (one formatted for emailing, one for printing at home). For a printed gift card mailed either to you or the gift recipient, please choose the appropriate shipping option from your basket or checkout page. You can personalize it with a message in the shop checkout.

Delivery within the UK is free, but you may like to add an optional contribution to help us cover our costs. International delivery charges apply.

How your money will be spent

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