Research team at Poonkavanam forests
During my doctoral research days at Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi, Thrissur, India, I was part of the team which studied two critically endangered trees of the Western Ghats mountain range.
This location is the entry part of Poonkavanam forests from Uppupara grasslands. Poonkavanam forests is the upper reaches of Sabarimala. From this spot we have to walk at least for another 2 hours to see the plant of our study.
Photo by one of our team members Dr. EM Muralidharan.