Ex-Situ Conservation through Botanic Ark

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The Botanic Ark is situated in Adabari Tea Estate in semi urban settlements (with coordinates 26º50’29.10”N and 92º48’43.23”E) in the Sonitpur district of Assam. The campus covers approx. 8.38 ha. The site is 275 ft above mean sea level. The area is in a sub-tropical region and its microhabitats are forest patches, grassland area, water bodies and building & road area. The study site has been aimed for developing a botanical garden with species of importance.

 

Objectives:

  1. Increasing “plant use” knowledge through Field & Lab Based Research
  2. Ex-situ conservation of Rare, Endangered, Threatened (RET), Ethno- Botanically Important & Commercially Viable Species through a Botanic Ark & Conservation Center.
  3. In- situ conservation of Rare, Endangered, Threatened (RET), Ethno- Botanically Important & Commercially Viable Species through Smart Afforestation Concepts.
  4. Public Interest and Awareness through Botanical Garden Exhibitions, Retail Distribution, Poster Displays and Information Sinages.

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Blue tigers from the Botanic Ark at Wild mahseer, Balipara
Blue tigers from the Botanic Ark at Wild mahseer, Balipara
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