Move to conserve rhododendrons.
These plants are facing a change in flowering time possibly due to climate change impact in the Himalayan region.
At a three- day meeting in Delhi last week, experts from India, China and Nepal identified priority locations and discussed possible conservation strategies. The Indian participants categorised 14 of 45 priority Rhododendron species as ' critically endangered'. Winrock International India -- which organised the meeting -- is at present working on a landscape approach to conservation of rhododendrons in Tawang and West Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh, according to Sudipto Chatterjee who is coordinating the effort.
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