Anamalai Rainforest Restoration Program

Old Valparai

Site at the time of planting One and a half years later in Jan 2009

The 32 ha Old Valparai rainforest fragment (also called Tata Finlay) is one of the very important patches in the Valparai landscape. It houses a troop of lion-tailed macaques and is home to many other species such as Nilgiri langurs, brown palm civets, sambar, mouse deer, hornbills, and flying squirrels to name just a few. The site adjoins a shade coffee plantation (with native shade trees) and that also contributes to its conservation value and potential.

While interior parts of the fragment are in better shape, there has been considerable degradation along the edges with accompanying weed invasion. There are also very degraded adjoining areas along a road that have a potential for restoration and to augment the effective conservation area of the site.

We began the restoration work in this site in 2008 and it is a promising site that is on the road to being restored.

Species planted

Species20082009Total
Actinodaphne sp.171229
Aglaia exstipulata38341
Alstonia scholaris22
Antidesma menasu527
Artocarpus heterophyllus45348
Atalantia racemosa16218
Baccaurea courtallensis99
Bhesa indica22527
Bischofia javanica103040
Calamus sp.23528
Calophyllum austroindicum66
Canarium strictum282048
Chrysophyllum lanceolatum33
Cinnamomum malabathrum552277
Clerodendrum viscosum22
Climber33
Croton sp.11
Cryptocarya sp.1515
Cullenia exarillata512475
Dimocarpus longan621981
Diospyros sylvatica23427
Drypetes subsessilis33
Drypetes wightii336
Dysoxylum binectariferum27128
Elaeocarpus munronii1515
Elaeocarpus serratus382967
Elaeocarpus tuberculatus232447
Eleagnus conferta22
Eugenia sp.426
Euodia lunu-ankenda6612
Euonymus angulatus36339
Ficus beddomei22
Ficus hispida729
Ficus nervosa1313
Ficus sp.22
Ficus tsjahela11
Filicium decipiens201232
Garcinia sp.60464
Glochidion malabaricum11
Gnetum ula11314
Gomphandra coriacea88
Heritiera papilio271845
Holigarna nigra54559
Hydnocarpus alpina22
Lepisanthus decipiens53356
Ligustrum perottetii10111
Litsea floribunda44
Litsea glabrata89493
Litsea insignis9312
Litsea oleoides3232
Litsea sp.11011
Litsea stocksi1919
Macaranga peltata10818
Maesa indica22729
Mallotus sp.11
Mastixia arborea527
Meliosma pinnata33
Mesua ferrea41647
Michelia champaca112
Myristica dactyloides63568
Neolitsea scrobiculata13215
Nothopegia racemosa421052
Olea dioica26228
Ormosia travancorica91625
Palaquium bourdilloni1818
Palaquium ellipticum522880
Persea macrantha411859
Poeciloneuron indicum22
Prunus ceylanica1111
Psychotria sp.1616
Rauwolfia densiflora66
Sarcandra chloranthoides22
Sarcostigma kleinii22
Scolopia crenata22
Semecarpus travancorica412768
Sterculia guttata18523
Symplocos sp.66
Syzygium cumini21425
Syzygium densiflorum22
Syzygium gardneri3838
Syzygium rubicundum2020
Syzygium sp.2828
Thorny climber11
Toddalia asiatica1010
Toona ciliata20222
Trichilia connaroides551267
Turpinia malabarica10111
UNID3333
Unidentified liana33
Vateria indica15722
Vepris bilocularis17219
Vernonia arborea5712
Zingiber11
Total16665402206



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