25 May 2006

Is local best?

I have some ecological questions that I am trying to get answered. I am thinking now of the lessons learnt about the havoc caused by the import of non-indigenous animals and plants into countries like Australia: e.g. the consequences and ecological disruption of introducing cats etc into Australia.

So, my question is what about all the non-indigenous plants that are being currently introduced into the Tiruvannamalai area. Is anybody considering the possible consequences to the indigenous ecology of introducing trees (e.g. eucalyptus) and plants into the local eco system?

Eager to check out exactly what trees, plants and shrubs are being used to repopulate Arunachala. More on this as information comes in.

1 comment:

Divyakka said...

Wow, fascinating subject, who would consider it? Kkeep us updated on your research!