The Sanctuary has functioned for thirty years with the committed support of friends, family and a few like minded organizations. People have helped out in all kinds of ways, from generously giving their time and labour to books, funds and equipment.

We take this opportunity to thank all our friends and supporting donor organizations who have helped to grow the Sanctuary over all these years.

Would you like to become a friend of the Sanctuary?

This page is an appeal to grow the Friends of the Sanctuary, even further. There exists already an informal network of individuals in India, Holland, Switzerland and the UK, dedicating regular small and large donations to the Sanctuary.

If you or your friends would like to participate financially in sustaining this work, please let us know. Your contribution is your way of endorsing the urgency of protecting and nurturing the last of this region's biodiversity.

If 3000 individuals were to commit Rs. 1000 a year (less than $20!), our running expenses would be taken care of. If all could contribute twice as much, then we could purchase more land, to return it to forest. With three times this amount, the corpus fund could grow.

Direct contributions from India and elsewhere via cheque to:
Munnarakkunnu Trust, 545,
Banagiri Nagar, Banashankari III Stage,

Donate online from India:

Razorpay website.

Donations outside India
Rainforest Concern
Account: 50793086
Sort code: 20-29-90
Bank: Barclays Bank Plc
Address: PO Box 159, 82-84 High Street, Epsom KT19 8BH
IBAN: GB21BARC20299050793086

Donate here at the Rainforest Concern Website

If you decide to donate through Rainforest Concern, please say "Gurukula" in correspondence with cheques or under instructions/notes if making a direct bank transfer. If anyone chooses to pay by credit card by calling RC, please make sure that they specify it is for the Gurukula. Please also email us at

Note on names:

Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary is the place, the vision and the community, and activities ensuing from these.

The Green Phoenix is the outreach aspect of the restoration initiative of the Sanctuary.

The School in the Forest includes all the educational work with children and youth at the Sanctuary.

Munnarakkunnu Trust (MKT) is a registered trust under the Indian Charities Act with permission to receive money from India and abroad for the above. MKT is the legal and financial entity behind the conservation, restoration and education activities of the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary.

All donations towards the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, and to its outreach activities via the Green Phoenix and the School in the Forest must be made out to Munnarakkunnu Trust, or to any of our partners overseas.