14/01/2023 06:35 PM | Click to read full article
In a bid to create awareness of wildlife conservation,11 elephant replicas were installed at the famous Edward Elliot's beach in Chennai. The elephant replicas, made of lantana camara, were inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Forest Minister M. Mathiventhan last evening. Lantana camera is an invasive weed known to deter the growth of other trees and plants in forests. Over the last seven months, the weed was removed from 1,000 hectares of forests across Tamil Nadu. The exhibition will be on till January 19.