Orchid conservation is one the important activities of EB-Project Nature. Natural population of orchids is decreasing day by day due to shifting cultivation, road constructions and other development activities involving tree felling. We collect orchids from felled trees from highway construction sites, shifting cultivation areas and other vulnerable areas. Orchids are then conserved at our orchidarium and later shifted to Orchid Park created at conserved forest in sprinshed area in order to grow them in natural environment. Other objective is to beautify the forest for future eco-tourism.
Few species of extremely rare and endangered orchids are already existing in undisturbed forest (sacred groove) under conservation in the springshed area such as Dendrobium sulcatum, Dendrobium densiflorum and Anoectochilus roxburghii . So far, 67 conserved orchids are identified. Others are in the process of identification.
Orchid park is one of the attractions in the project area . It houses both terrestrial and epiphytic orchids.
There are 67 species on native orchids conserved under the project in Orchid Park and Orchidarium which has been identified. There are other collections which are in the process of identifications.