Our popular children’s workshops include a scavenger hunt, meetings with trees and leaf detective work that will bring a new appreciation for our city’s arboreal residents. Kids will make friends with trees while learning about the vital ecological role of native trees.
Our aim is to see a change in the plants used in the greening of our cities. We have started our pilot eco-city project with the help of the municipal authorities of Satana, Nashik District. The goal of this eco-city project is to create native biodiversity gardens throughout the city.
Many thanks to Dr. Douglas Tallamy and Kimberely Shopshire, University of Delaware, for their advice and support. This two-year project has led to a first of its kind database of 15000 host plant-Lepidoptera feeding relationships for different eco-regions in India, and a significant new milestone in biodiversity restoration efforts. The database now provides planters a ready list of high-biodiversity supporting plants for key cities in India.
The database will be put up shortly
This index has been formulated to balance across generalist and threatened specialist insect species and ranks plants according to their ability to support biodiversity. It provides a rational basis for selection of best mix plants for insect biodiversity restoration in large-scale planting initiatives, local landscaping and gardens.
WHY PLANT NATIVE TREES
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
IISF is organised jointly by science & technology-related Ministries of the Government of India to celebrate the achievements of India’s scientific and technological advancements
Digital event took place in Stockholm to present the 2020 edition winners, interviews with them as well as jury members, vice Prime Minister of Sweden & more.
The final plenary panel of the conference - Young Leaders Inspiring Change features the stories of inspirational young leaders selected from the 2020 EE 30 Under 30 honorees.