2 lakh saplings planted in Kanha, Pench tiger reserve corridor
Nearly two lakh saplings have been planted to improve the wildlife corridor between Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserves in nearly 200 hectares area, as part of a campaign under United Nations Environment Programme.
“Vodafone India and Grow-Trees.com, the Indian planting partner for United Nations Environment Programme’s ‘Billion Tree Campaign’ announced last evening the successful completion of phase I and II of their joint project to improve the wildlife corridor between Kanha-Pench wildlife reserves by planting 200,000 trees on 200 hectares of forest land,” a release said.
Launched in August 2014, the project by next year intends to have a total of 300,000 trees planted over 300 hectares of forest land between Kanha Tiger Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh and Pench in MP and Maharashtra.
In phase I, one lakh saplings were planted near Rata village last year and in phase II, another 100,000 saplings were planted near Devdara village earlier this year. Both the villages are located in Mandla district, it said.
The successful completion of phase I and II was formally announced by Vodafone India’s Business Head Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Manish Kumar, Grow-Trees.com CEO Bikrant Tiwary, the release added.
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