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Deccan thorn scrub forests, East Deccan dry-evergreen forests


Botanist, Nature educator, Restoration Practitioner

Years of experience
20+ years

Paul Blanchflower

Auroville Botanical Gardens

Paul arrived in the international community of Auroville, India in 1991, aged 24. For last 30 years he has been committed to the conservation and restoration of the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forests. In the year 2000 he was one of the instigators of the Auroville Botanical Gardens. Now 20 years later it is a thriving and beautiful environment dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity.He also runs large-scale ecological restoration projects. He recently completed the restoration of an old cement quarry, creating an eco – park which will serve as a benchmark project for the mining industries of India.