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    Tawang Gets First of Its Kind High Altitude Orchid Conservation Plot

    Currently, the high altitude orchid conservation plot stocks more than 200 orchids of 12 species

    Guwahati: The western Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district administration inaugurated a first of its kind high altitude orchid conservation plot on Wednesday.

    In its official statement, the Tawang district administration said, “Currently, the high altitude orchid conservation plot stocks more than 200 orchids of 12 species. These are some of the highly-threatened species due to extreme sensitivity to environmental changes.”

    The statement stressed that as per the first comprehensive orchid census of the country conducted by the Botanical Survey of India, Arunachal Pradesh emerged as its top contributor, as nearly 612 out of 1256 different species of orchids found in India are traced in the North-Eastern states.

    “There is strong possibility that there could be more number of orchid species that are yet to be explored in Arunachal Pradesh as well as across the Northeast. Tawang with diverse forest types- alpine, Sub Alpine, Temperate and sub tropical, has great possibility of finding many more different species of Orchids,” the statement added.

    The divisional forest officer, Tawang hoped that the conservation plot would go a long way in inducing awareness and conservation approach specially in respect to rare and endangered species of Tawang.

    The inauguration was marked by a ceremonial plantation of local orchid species by the dignitaries and invitees. Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu, local MLA Tsering Tashi, Tawang deputy commissioner Sang Phuntsok and others, also attended the inauguration ceremony.

    Khandu also inaugurated a landscape flower garden near the DC Office, Tawang developed by Horticulture department Tawang besides participating in a plantation drive at Ugyanling, the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.


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