The Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Telangana State Forest Development Corporation (TSFDC) has inaugured India’s first Wilderness Park with an accent on Biodiversity Conservation, Rewilding and a stated objective to be focused on total inclusivity.
It was formally declared opened to genuine nature lovers and adventure-seeking walkers at Lalgadi Malakpet in Shamirpet today. Popularly known as Kondegorre wilderness Park already has over 10,000 saplings mostly forest species spread in over 2,635 acres. However, the park has been developed as an urban forest park in a small portion of it. The entire area is protected with fencing.
The Konda Gorre` Wilderness Park is part of the overall Konda Gorre rewilding project being undertaken by TSFDC, under which cycling tracks, jogging paths, nature trails, green cafes, dormitories, campsites, etc are going to be developed in a phased manner.
The ‘Konda Gorre’ brand identity was unveiled on the occasion and T-shirts and Caps with the ‘Konda Gorre’ branding were distributed as mementoes to the attendees.
The programme ended with a felicitation of the Principal Chief Conservator P Raghuveer, who is slated to retire on November 30 as the VC&MD, TSFDC. The programme also included a few companies like Betty Bee’s, Happy Bar, Pranav Enterprises Natural & Organic Produce and NGOs like Smaran, Sankalptharu, and Swayamkrushi that put up stalls of their products and services.
The others who attended the programme include nature lovers, local villagers, members of some organizations interested in partnering with the project, and TSFDC and Forest Dept officials including Ravinder Reddy, Anand Mohan, Sudhakar Reddy, Smt. K. Shireesha, Anand Vishwanadha, Chitrak, and Ms Soumya Nukala etc.