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Supporting the local community
Die tropischen Wälder Vietnams bieten eine reiche Biodiversität und ein wertvolles, sensibles Ökosystem. 25 Millionen Menschen sind für ihren Lebensunterhalt auf Waldprodukte angewiesen. Die Übernutzung des Landes hat viele einheimische Pflanzen- und Tierarten gefährdet und die Auswirkungen von Naturkatastrophen verstärkt. Das Pflanzen von Bäumen wird dazu beitragen, bedrohte Arten zu erhalten, das Klima zu regulieren, den lokalen Dorfbewohnern wirtschaftliche Stabilität zu bieten und Wassereinzugsgebiete zu schützen, die der Gemeinschaft täglich dienen.
Against illegal deforestation
Im Laufe des letzten Jahrhunderts haben die Philippinen eine erstaunliche Menge an Entwaldung erlitten. Von rund 70% bis heute auf nur 20%, was hauptsächlich auf illegale Holzeinschläge zurückzuführen ist. Die Auswirkungen der Entwaldung sind im ganzen Land zu spüren. Es führt zu Nahrungsmittelknappheit, schlechter Wasserqualität, Erdrutschen und der Gefährdung von Lebensräumen für Wildtiere. Seit den 90er Jahren fördern die Philippinen Wiederaufforstungsbemühungen um gegen diesen Verlust der Waldfläche vorzugehen. Hierbei bepflanzen sie über 1.000.000.000 Hektar Wald. Dieses Projekt unterstützt die Bemühungen auf der Insel Mindanao in der geschützten Landschaft des Mt. Matutum.
In favor of biodiversity, against palm oil industry
Indonesia is home to magnificent rainforests, carbon-rich peatlands, and diverse wildlife like orangutans, proboscis monkeys, Sun bears and over 1,700 species of birds. This project focuses on the Kalimantan region in Borneo, home to the Tanjung Puting National Park. In 2015, rampant fires burnt and destroyed more than 30,000 hectares of its forest. We work to restore areas affected by these fires, as well as those threatened by the palm oil industry and illegal mining operations.
Against poverty and starvation
Forests play a vital role in India, where about 275 million people depend directly on forest resources. They provide material for industry, food, timber, and fuel. Small and medium-sized farms rely on fruit trees to provide income and food security to their families and communities. In May 2019, Cyclone Fani made landfall in the state of Odisha on India's eastern coast. As one of the most devastating cyclones in India's history, Fani uprooted at least hundreds of thousands of trees, possibly as many as 10 million.
Preservation of a species
Australia is home to a huge variety of unique plants and animals, with over 80% of native species not found anywhere else. The southern island of Tasmania is one of the last places that many of Australia’s threatened native species can thrive. However, centuries of farming in the Tasmanian midlands have depleted habitats and reduced biodiversity. With fewer places to find shelter and food, some of Australia’s endangered endemic species – including the iconic Tasmanian Devil – are at further risk. Planting trees with this project will protect Tasmania’s biodiversity while stimulating tourism, creating jobs and revitalizing local farming.
Ghana is known for its diverse animal life, miles of sandy beaches along a picturesque coast, and beautiful forests covering more than 21% of the country. Since the early 1990s, Ghana has lost more than 30% of its forests – approximately 2.5 million hectares. With a remarkable 80% of Ghanaians depending on forests for their livelihoods, deforestation has a major impact on communities. To reverse this trend, Ghana's government is focused on improving land management, planting trees, and protecting forests. This project is also a part of the AFR 100, an initiative to restore more than 100 million hectares of land across Africa by 2030.
This tree planting project links environmental restoration with income generation, providing the local community with the knowledge and tools to conserve their land, protect their water supply, and create a sustainable, diverse economy for future generations. It focuses on the Loka Bedelcha Kebele in Southern Ethiopia, and the Amhara region in the North. Both are areas where environmental degradation is threatening livelihoods and biodiversity. These regions face challenges like dry and unpredictable climates, poor soil fertility, ineffective land management practices, and lenient resource regulations.
More trees for the community
Kenya’s Kijabe Forest is a highland mosaic ‘Afro-alpine’ forest that was once dominated by trees, such as the East African pencil-cedar and African olive. Roughly one-third of the original high-canopy forest still stands and provides important habitat for biodiversity. The forest is only about 5,000 hectares, but a community of almost 200,000 people depend on it for water, wood, and agriculture. Increasing pressure for land poses significant threats to the region, leading to the over-extraction of resources and illegal timber harvesting. Planting trees here will help protect this vital ecosystem, promote environmental education, and foster sustainable livelihoods through seed collection and ecotourism.
New life in the heart of Africa (women's cooperative)
Rwanda’s forests support a wealth of biodiversity and natural resources. The Gishwati-Mukura forests of Rwanda once spanned 253,000 hectares, covering the land with over 60 species of trees and providing habitat to chimpanzees. Due to illegal mining and the resettlement of households after the genocide in 1994, overgrazing and tree cutting reduced the forests to a mere 3,558 ha. Smallholder farmers feel the impacts of that degradation and understand the importance of landscape restoration for water, energy and food security. This project will help a women’s cooperative, led by local farmer Agnes Uwifashije, to revive land in Mukura.
New green habitats
The Usambara mountains are home to many of Tanzania’s endemic species of wildlife. They are also a critical watershed for many villages and cities, including Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. Despite this, the Usambara mountains have experienced some of the worst deforestation in the region as a rapidly growing population converted much of the land for agricultural use. For over 20 years, this deforestation has led to a loss of biodiversity habitat, increased regional drought and soil erosion, and destabilized water supply for surrounding communities.