The specific objective of this study is to undertake action-research that guides forest restoration in the Damdama – Kherla and adjacent hills, of Gurgaon, Haryana. We aim to document the endangered flora and fauna of this Aravalli region through mapping, field surveys for vegetation and wildlife across the habitats and land uses in multiple seasons.  This will help create a baseline of the ecosystem services of the region.

Specific activities will include:

Vegetation:

Avi-fauna (birds and wildlife):

Environmental education:

Due to this study conservation of the Damdama Kherla forests along with its surrounding forests in Gurgaon Aravalli’s will contribute immensely not just to biodiversity but to future water security, carbon sequestration, and other ecosystem services. It would also represent an important nature-based solution for climate change adaptation in the densely populated urban belt stretching from Gurgaon to Faridabad in Haryana.

Project Outcomes

Over the first year of the project (2020-21), we plan the following specific outcomes for the project area:

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