Jammu: Our City, Our Nature, Our FutureIllustrated Natural Asset Maps: A novel tool to communicate the importance of nature in cities
Bisected by the River Tawi and located by the foothills of the Shivaliks, Jammu city has an abundance of natural resources. Within the city’s many ecosystems, in the form of forest at hill slopes, wetlands, orchards and agricultural farms, both wild and agro biodiversity including the famed Jammu Basmati, occur. Bahu Conservation reserve and Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary formed the lungs of the city while River Tawi forms its lifeline. Important canals in the city like the Ranbir Canal help with its drainage and micro-climate regulation as the city faces extremes of temperature in the cold and hot seasons. The illustrated natural asset map pays homage to Jammu’s iconic Dogra art, which itself is a derivative of Mughal miniatures highlighting the ecosystems described above as well as the biodiversity within the city.
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