VISIT TO YAMUNA BIODIVERSITY PARK
Students of eco club and disaster management club visited Yamuna Biodiversity Park on 5TH April 2013. The Yamuna Biodiversity Park is presently spread over an area of approximately 457 acres near Wazirabad village on the flat alluvial plains of the Yamuna. Emerging as the capital’s most visited public place and prominent center for learning and understanding the environment, the Yamuna Biodiverstity Park has become a home for biologically rich wetlands, grassland communities, a wide variety of fruit yielding species and an abundance of medicinal herbs. The Park also comprises a native flora and fauna which used to exist 100 years ago and then became extinct locally. It further, acts as a natural conservation site for specific group of endangered plants.
Students were enthralled to see butterfly conservatory, miniature greenhouse and a large number of migratory birds. Walking amidst the lush green pathways students experienced the beauty and diversity of nature. They were really delighted to see some of the rare species of plants and animals. The main aim of this visit was to make the students aware of the deteriorating condition of their environment, various conservation strategies and their putative role in future in its maintenance.
Students got a chance to get themselves acquainted to the flora and fauna of the region which is on the verge of extinction due to human interferences .They were also shown a documentary on the flora and fauna of Yamuna biodiversity park.
They understood the importance of conservation of plants and animals and would definitely do their bit after this wonderful visit. Overall, it was both learning as well as an enjoyable experience for them.