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.