Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO -

Hi­man­shu Prem Joshi was part of the core team that planted 16,000 trees and 55,000 man­grove saplings and cre­ated the Ma­ha­rash­tra Na­ture Park (MNP) on a 37-acre garbage land­fill in Mahim

Along with a hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist and an as­sis­tant, he was the first ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer at MNP who de­vel­oped its ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams and de­signs

In 1994, Joshi along with other en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists ran a six­month-long cam­paign to pro­tect the then Borivli Na­tional Park

The con­ser­va­tion­ists has been or­gan­is­ing var­i­ous na­ture camps, trails, slide shows, cam­paigns, street plays, and other ed­u­ca­tional pro­grammes for young­sters

He took part in a 50-day walk across 1,200 km to pro­mote con­ser­va­tion of Gir li­ons.

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