Restoration of the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest of Peninsular India

Blanchflower, Paul (2005) Restoration of the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest of Peninsular India. Biodiversity, 6 (3).

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The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest(TDEF) of India is only found on the southeastern seaboard of the peninsular. It has a very limited range, and extends only 60 km inland. The TDEF occurs in an area of high population density and consequently it is the rarest type of forest ecosystem found in the subcontinent. The establishment of the Auroville International Township in 1968 initiated a major work of eco-restoration which has turned a highly eroded lateritic plateau into a re-emerging ecosystem of the TDEF. The work now spreads out beyond the boundaries of the international township and involves working with local people, especially women and children. Many lessons have been learnt and the work continues to reintegrate the forest in the social fabric of a rapidly changing rural environment.

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Subjects: Biodiversity > Biodiversity (General)
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Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 04:13
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2020 04:13

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