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      Forests, the clouds of earth, hold up to the sky their silence, and clouds from above come down in resonant showers. “Fireflies” by Rabindranath Tagore   The...
The Auroville plateau in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu, India was a wasteland when the community was started in 1968. Considerable effort was expended in reforesting the plateau, and over 1500 ...
Auroville as a physical being, is only about 5 kilometers in diameter. It is located in an environment of land and water and people and history. When it was started in l968, it was hardly a welcoming ...
The initial steps to be taken for rejuvenation forest land are assessment of the existing conditions of the site, mapping of the site and identifying soil types. º    º    º    º ...
The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest (TDEF) of India is only found on the south eastern seaboard of the peninsular. It has a very limited range, and extends only 60 km inland. The TDEF occurs in an area ...
Each region of the world has a vegetation type that has, over countless eons, evolved as the plant community most suited to the environmental conditions of the area. The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest ...
The restoration of the Tropical Try Evergreen Forest in Auroville now covers some 2000 acres. In 1968 when the township was founded it was a barren land. A variety of restoration methods have been app...
The vision behind Auroville’s afforestation efforts is to recreate the indigenous forest known as the 'Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest'.  A forest in which a large percentage of its species have medi...
Tropical dry evergreen forests  (TDEF) are found in tropical regions with seasonal rainfall, resulting in several months of severe drought. Such conditions have provided the selective pressures...
Comprising about 100 acres, which partly include poramboke or public land, Aranya was a waste land for decades. An exception was a small sacred grove dedicated to the deities Muneeswaran and Veerappan...
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