Open-Air Fernery in Uttarakhand
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♦ The fernery is domestic to a massive number of fern species, some of which are endemic to the state, some maintain medicinal price whilst some are threatened species that demand care and conservation.
♦ The fernery has the greatest collection of fern species, 2d to solely Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI), Thiruvananthapuram. However, it is the country’s first open-air fernery in herbal surroundings which is no longer below any poly-house/ colour house.
♦ The Ranikhet fernery has around one hundred twenty different kinds of fern, and spreads over 4 acres of land at an altitude of 1,800 metres.
♦ The facility has been developed underneath Central Government’s Compensatory Afforestation Management Funds Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) scheme, with the aid of the Research Wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department over a length of three years.