Vijay Dhasmana: Rewilder of Urban India Ep # 3


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By Heart of Conservation. Podcast from the Himalaya and Lalitha Krishnan. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Vijay Dhasmana, well-known rewilder of ‘IAmGurgaon’ fame, has been hugely instrumental and successful in rewilding around 400 acres of wasteland ravaged by mining. This site is part of the Aravalli range on the edge of a millennium city, Gurgaon, near New Delhi. Vijay explains what rewilding is all about. He speaks about the challenges his team faced over 9 years, the strategies they used, the use of native species, sourcing seeds, getting the community involved, the transformation and biodiversity of the park now and more.

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