Generate a baseline checklist of trees and shrubs in the region based on transect walks.
Prepare a baseline checklist of seasonal herbs and climbers (end of monsoon)
Prepare a baseline of the existing vegetation by monitoring girth and height in a series of random plots (of at least 5-10 ha area spread across the site). These will be revisited after a few years.
Lay a series of long-term permanent plots which are monitored on an annual basis to monitor regeneration and growth in the biodiversity park.
Map the natural forest types and sub-types of the park and surrounding areas.
Mapping of presence of wildlife through seasonal transects (2-3 times a year) – including carnivores and ungulates.
Installation of camera traps on identified wildlife movement pathways for regular monitoring of wildlife
Preparation of Checklist of birds (2-3 seasons) in year 1 in and around the site, with updates.
Support environmental education activities in the local villages to spread the message of biodiversity, carry out nature walks for children and support environmental work in the local schools by existing teachers.
1. Baseline survey of vegetation in the newly proposed Biodiversity Forest area near Damdama Lake, Gurgaon Aravallis
2. Initial Survey of mammals and plants of to document and record the species and their distribution, with a focus on endangered species
3. Expert inputs for documentation of reptiles, butterflies and hydrological balance (leading to knowledge products in second and third years of the project)
4. Educational and awareness activities for local schoolchildren, (1 events per month).