Munnar Wildlife Division organised a one day consultative workshop on Management of
invasive and exotic species in Kerala. Now a day’s invasive species are major threat to our forest
ecosystem. Because of their high germination capacity, vigorous growth and lack of natural enemies
this species are highly invading in to our natural ecosystem. These invaded species create many
problems to our environment. High ranges of Kerala are highly affected by this invasive species. For
tackling this invasive species Munnar Wildlife Division organised this one day workshop. In this
workshop forest officers from different parts of Kerala, scientists from KFRI, Representatives from
NGOs, Managers from KDHP and Ecologists who working in this field where participated.
Field Director (Periyar Tiger Reserve), Kottayam Sri. Georgi P Mathachen IFS had given the welcome
address. Chief Wildlife Warden of Kerala Sir. Surendrakumar IFS had given the inaugural address. High
Range Circle CCF Sri. Deepak Misra IFS discussed the difficulties in tackling these Invasive species. Dr.
Hrideek T. K. Scientist from KFRI, Sri. Venkateshan DFO from Tamilnadu, Sri. Godwin Vasanth Bosco
Ecologist, Sri Vishnudas Scientist had taken presentations on Management of Invasive species.
Munnar Wildlife Warden Smt. Lekshmi R. presented how they managing this invasive species in
Anamudi Shola and Pambadumshola National Parks. CCF Pramodh G Krishnan IFS, Field Director
Project Tiger Parambikulam, B N Anjan Kumar IFS, DD Periyar Tiger reserve Smt. Silpa V Kumar IFS, CF
ABP Sri. K R Anoop IFS, Former KFRI Director P S Easa, Prof. Kunjikrishnan were participated in this
workshop.