Why weekend warriors destroy Wayanad trees to protect ecosystem?

The origins of the invasive Senna Spectabilis species have been traced to the forests in Kerala's Wayanad from the 1970s.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 21, 2024 | 12:02 PMUpdatedMay 21, 2024 | 12:02 PM

Cutting trees to protect ecosystem

In Kerala, deep within the forests of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, members of a nature club are on an unconventional mission – to destroy trees. It is not really about destroying trees. It is about protecting the ones that rightfully belong here. It is to combat invasive species like Senna Spectabilis which suffocate the local flora, leaving the forest vulnerable.

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