Where Are We Located
The principal area of FODS’ operations is in the Doon valley, 250 kms. north of Delhi, with the Mussoorie range of the Himalayas in its north and the Shivalik hills in the south, the river Ganga in its east and the river Yamuna in the west. The towns of Dehradun and Mussoorie were developed during the days of the British Raj, and perhaps the most renowned person who lived and worked in these two towns was Sir John Everest, who was instrumental not only in establishing the height of Mount Everest, but also the survey of the Indian subcontinent.
Dehradun has been developed as an Institutional Centre where The Indian Forest Research Institute, The Indian Military Academy, The Survey of India and some of the leading residential schools, including the famous Doon School, are located.
Wildlife of the region includes several highly endangered species, such as musk deer and the snow leopard in the upper ranges of the Himalayas. The Rajaji National Park (RNP) is the westernmost extension of the famous Corbett Tiger Reserve located in the Shivalik range, and is the northernmost habitat of the Asian elephants numbering about 1200, besides having tigers and many other endangered species. Green forest areas around Dehradun, which enjoys a fairly temperate weather most of the time, abound with flora and fauna.
The Doon Valley has been declared as an Environmentally Sensitive Zone (ESZ) under the Environment Protection Act.