Bridgestone India enhances environmental commitment with butterfly and bird parks
The recent audit also unveiled the presence of butterfly species uncommon to Pune and Indore.
Bridgestone India, as part of its dedication to environmental responsibility and sustainability, has established butterfly and bird parks at its manufacturing plants in Pune and Indore. Covering a combined area exceeding 4 acres, these parks are now home to 170 butterfly species and 105 bird species, as verified by the Bombay Natural History Society's audit. Initiated in 2020, the project has seen the planting of over 7000 saplings of Host and Nectar plants, creating a flourishing ecosystem that supports the life cycle of butterflies and attracts a diverse bird population.
The success of these biodiversity parks is evident in the substantial growth observed since the Bombay Natural History Society's initial audit in 2020. At that time, there were a total of 79 butterfly species and 69 bird species across both parks. Today, the Pune park, spanning 2.83 acres, boasts 100 butterfly species and 57 bird species. Similarly, the 1.23-acre park in Indore hosts 70 butterfly species and 48 bird species, according to the latest 2023 survey by the Bombay Natural History Society, the company shared.
Stefano Sanchini, Managing Director of Bridgestone India, highlighted the significance of these biodiversity parks, emphasising the coexistence of industry and nature. He stated, "The creation and success of these biodiversity parks showcase the co-existence of industry with nature and are in sync with Bridgestone’s global focus on being in harmony with nature. We developed this garden to also create awareness and invite school students and their families, local communities, and stakeholders to visit and understand the importance of biodiversity and their role in promoting it. These parks in Pune and Indore are an example of our employees and local communities coming together towards biodiversity conservation."
The recent audit also unveiled the presence of butterfly species uncommon to Pune and Indore, indicating the positive impact of these parks on local biodiversity. Rare sightings included Joker, Long Branded Bushbrown, Peacock Royal, Plains Blue Royal, and Common Shot Silverline in Pune, while in Indore, the Blue Mormon and Common Shot Silverline were observed—species not commonly found in the region.
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