|Sacred grove at Keelvettai
||Sacred grove at Sembulipuram
C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre took up a survey of Sacred Groves in Tamilnadu in April 1997. The study was conducted to:
- Precisely locate and map the groves and to prepare an inventory.
- Demarcate the sacred groves based on the availability of endemic and threatened plants.
- Suggest measures for the preservation and effective management of the threatened groves.
- Study the socio-economic and cultural importance of the groves.
448 groves were documented throughout Tamilnadu, out of which 6 groves (Benagudi Shola, Sittannavasal, Puthupet, Udaiyankudikadu, Tirukurungudi and Devadanam) were taken up for detailed floristic and faunistic studies.