‘Rewilding’ A Mining Site: Creation Of The Aravali Biodiversity Park – #SangamTalk By Vijay Dhasmana

In this talk, Shri Vijay Dhasmana talks about how the Aravali Biodiversity Park was set up, and why the revival of the forest was of utmost importance.

Aravali Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon spreads over 153.7 hectares, near the Guru Dronacharya metro station in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. The park, contains ecologically restored and semi arid land vegetation. The park was opened to the public on World Environment Day, 5 June 2010. The park includes a number of trails and a native plant nursery and interpretive displays at the entrance.

He points out how urbanization is depleting the forest cover, and that forests are disappearing at a huge and alarming rate. He talks about why plantation drives serve no purpose unless it is clearly thought of in terms of what needs to be planted where. He mentions that human beings should develop a lasting relationship with the environment.

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Shri Vijay Dhasmana is an ecological gardener who specialises in ‘rewilding’ projects that bring back natural flora and fauna into severely degraded landscapes. He is restoring the Aravali Biodiversity park in Gurugram, (View More)

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