Restored, this 100-acre forest is now a sanctuary for birds

  • | Monday | 11th February, 2019

For, it had, according to locals, become a landfill.“As people had free access to the forest area through this road, waste-dumping was quite rampant. “There is a huge difference between what the area was some two-three years ago and the existing forest. While it was always protected as forest by villagers, it was not very clean,” he recalls. “Efforts to revive water bodies and afforestation have ensured abundance of water and food for birds, thereby attracting various bird species.”The Haryana Forest Development Corporation (HFDC) deserves credit for the ecological renewal of this verdant stretch in Bhondsi. Gurgaon: It’s unusual to spot the grey-headed canary-flycatcher in Delhi-NCR during this time of the year.

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