The scheme Daivivana/Devarakadu was launched by Karnataka Forest Department during 2011-12. The state sector scheme envisages development of a forest nearer to a temple to conserve local biodiversity. It also involves creation of Rashivana, Nakshatravana, Navagrhavana, Panchayat vana, Asthadikkapalakvana, etc. with planting of a number of species having religious significance such as Ala, Arali, Athi, Bevu, Banni, Tare, Bilvapatre, Goni, Nerale, Nagasampige, Kaggali, Yekke, etc. along with other local flowering and fruit yielding trees. Visitors coming to temple are motivated to learn conservation of forests and wildlife. Under the Daivivana scheme, an extent of about 100 ha is planted and developed over a period of 3 years and thereafter further maintained for 2 years. Protection is given by chain-link mesh fence. It is proposed to develop Daivivana covering about 300 ha in every district. Civic amenities such as walking path, eco trails and taxonomic labeling are provided within the Daivivanas to create awareness and interest, especially among children, regarding conservation of forest and wildlife.