The Edhkwehlynawd (‘place with a spectacular view’ in Toda) Botanical Refuge (EBR) is a small oasis in the Upper Nilgiris of south India where a silent movement to restore an ancient ecological landscape is taking shape with the effort of ordinary citizens.
We can stop the sixth mass extinction if we protect approximately 50% of the 846 ecoregions that provide habitat for all of Earth's biodiversity. That means finding leaders and organizations around the world willing to align exisiting efforts around protecting and interconnecting nature in the region.Learn More
The Edhkwehlynawd Botanical Refuge (EBR) Centre Trust was established more recently with the hope of achieving a synthesis of objectives. Among the more important of these are:
he ‘Toda buffalo’ represents one of the few breeds of the Asiatic water buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, and like their masters, is restricted to the Nilgiris. Hence, it is very important to conserve the purebred Toda buffalo not only for its importance to the Todas, but also for preserving their genetic purity.Our Projects