Delhi CEC

The Conservation Education Centre (CEC) in Delhi, located in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, started its operations in 2005. The centre has been actively involved in imparting conservation education to students and professionals through field-based educational programmes.

In 2017-18, the centre saw a footfall of over 12000 people covering educational institutions, family groups and corporate bodies. It organised outreach programmes in 73 schools which alone catered to 5000 students.

At Mangar Bani (sacred forest), where CEC runs an eco-club, students have been roped in to prepare checklists of the birds and butterflies of the grove. The centre also carries out bird and butterfly survey of Asola Sanctuary regularly. Asola now has a Butterfly Park spread over 3 acres.

Through Delhi Seed Bank, a citizen science initiative, native seeds are being gathered for use in the sanctuary. CEC is also helping to develop city forest pockets like Aaya Nagar City Forest and Mandir Marg City Forest.