Haldwani also known as Green City, which along with its twin
township of Kathgodam forms the Haldwani-Kathgodam municipal board in Nainital
District. Haldwani to Nainital distance is only 40 Km.
The proposed International Zoo-Cum-Safari to be built in around 400 acres
of land in Haldwani town, in Nainital district will be the first 'Carbon
Neutral' zoo in the country. Carbon Neutral facility means almost zero emission
of Carbon from the premises as it will use natural resources such as sun,
wind and water to harness electricity and use it. The proposed facility
will have 19 segments including botanical garden, biodiversity park etc.
Apart from that the building material used to build the zoo will be wood,
timber and other 'Green Material' to cut the cost and lower the usage of
material like bricks whose manufacturing generates lots of Carbon in various
forms, solid and gas.
The plantation of various species which absorb Carbon emitted in the environment
fast such as Bamboo and grasses of various species. Other than that mostly
use of green timber and eco-friendly building material such as autoclaved
aerated concrete block is done to ensure carbon neutrality.
To achieve the objective various measures are being planned for successful
implementation. Clean energy &waste management solutions will be implemented
in the zoo including wind and solar hybrid energy system, wind turbine,
fully automated invessel organic waste composter, solar thermal water heating
system, solar street lighting, bio-toilets and many more.
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Carbon neutrality is a term used to describe the action of organizations,
businesses and individuals taking action to remove as much carbon-dioxide
from the atmosphere as each put in to it. The overall goal of carbon neutrality
is to achieve a zero carbon footprint.
Work to complete one of its kind state of art zoo in the state in Greater
Haldwani area has already begun and is likely to be completed in next two
years. The project is approved by the Central Zoo Authority. The proposed
zoo will be based on the 'Principle of Immersion Effect' where the animals
will not be caged forever.
The premises will be divided in different sections including separate ones
for carnivores, herbivores and birds. Tourists who will visit here will
also get the experience of 'Walking Aviary', a lane created in the habitat
of the housed birds for live experience. The fauna will include tigers,
elephants, and leopards including many species of reptiles, amphibians and
The facility will also include a veterinary hospital, a rescue center for
wild animals and will also used as a conservation breeding center. The facility
will house the wildlife of lower altitude animals who often fail to survive
in high altitude zoo of Nainital.
The zoo will also have a monorail for visitors to enjoy a wildlife safari.
Monorail was added to the project to provide safer alternative. Earlier,
the plan was to get canter vehicles for the tourists for live experience
of safari but things changed due to security concerns.
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