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Saving Chenkurinji from climate change

  • The Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary derives its name from Gluta travancorica, a species endemic to the Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve known as ‘Chenkurinji’ in local parlance.
  • Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the Western Ghats, India, located in Kollam district of Kerala and comes under the control of Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve.


  • Medicinal properties and are used to lower blood pressure and treat arthritis.
  • The heartwood is quite sturdy with deep red colour thus attracting the wood industry.
  • ‘Save Chenkurinji’, is a campaign to be implemented in various areas to create awareness regarding its conservation.