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  • 05 June, 2020

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Wajre Urban Forest model

Wajre Urban Forest model

  • This year’s theme for World Environment Day is ‘Biodiversity’. In view of the prevalent situation due to COVID-19 pandemic the ministry will be holding virtual celebrations of World Environment Day on this year’s theme theme with focus on Nagar Van (Urban Forests).
  • In Pune city on the forest land of 40 acres a forest has been developed.
  • More than 65000 trees, 5 ponds, 2 watch towers have been established, with many trees growing up to 25-30 feet.
  • Today, the forest is rich in biodiversity with 23 plant species, 29 bird species, 15 butterfly species, 10 reptiles and 3 mammal species.
  • Not only the Urban Forest project is helping maintain ecological balance, but also provides the Punaikars a good walk way and a place to be for the morning and evening walkers.
  • The Wajre Urban Forest is now a role model for the rest of the country.

Source: PIB

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