News > Environmentalists flag concerns over threat to Uttarakhand's exotic herbs

Environmentalists flag concerns over threat to Uttarakhand's exotic herbs

The Free Press Journal | 22/05/2022 05:34 PM | Click to read full article

Experts have warned of a serious environmental threat amid threat to the state's exotic herbs which are facing extinction. 

The director of the Higher Plant Himalayan Research Institute (HAPREC), Professor MC Nautiyal said, "Among the prominent herbs, several of them have gone extinct here, including Jatamasi, Atish, Barmala, Kakoli and other herbs. All this is because of severe climate change coupled up with increasing human activities in the region."