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Rewilding Delhi’s Mines

 

Ever wondered how Badarpur got its name? Well it served as a hub for all building material for construction.This southern part of Delhi ridge served as huge mining area, which helped build most of Delhi. By court orders, mining was halted which led to the origin of Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.

This walk will take you around some mining sites and introduce the concept of landscape restoration in terms of restoring the forest to its original state. It will emphasize on the native flora and fauna of the area and talk about the threat of invasive species. Learn more about the conservation projects and the future of the sanctuary.

Sohail Madan is the Centre Manager at Conservation Education Centre. He is an Electrical Engineer by vocation and has worked in various corporate houses for the past decade. Prior to working with Bombay Natural History Society, he was running an animal shelter in South Delhi. With a keen interest in animal welfare and advocacy, he has strived to bring conservation principles to his life and people around him. Being trained and worked all over India, he has astute understanding of conservation practices in use.

Meeting point: at the entrance to the Conservation Education Centre.

Tips: A dress code for the event is to wear dull colored clothes, adorn a sun cap if required, wear proper field shoes, a water bottle and a notepad to go down important things you learn on the walk.

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