Celebrate the International Day of Forests
Did you ever wonder how much forest we are loosing every day? Each day we loose about 6,000 hectares of forest. The size of Manhattan, gone. The only good news is, it is less than 30 years ago according to a research by the Global Forest Resources Assessments. In 2015.
To create awareness, The International Day of Forests was established on the 21st of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for 2021 is “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being”.
This year, we celebrate by giving you the opportunity to plant a tree in one of our projects! Each seedling costs €5, so for every €5 donated, one tree is planted! You can choose one of these three projects:
1. Khetee, India
The Durdih community, living in remote Northern India, get almost all their food from small-scale farming – a practice that is increasingly threatened by climate change-related flooding. To counteract these damaging events, agroforestry has already been implemented on a small plot to provide farmers and their families with food security. They are ready to upscale. Trees are needed to be more resilient against flooding.
2. Laikipia, Kenya
This project is tackling the massive challenges encountered by Kenyan farmers and society. Vegetation, soil, and people currently suffer from the detrimental impacts of overgrazing, deforestation and climate change in almost all counties of the country. To counteract these liabilities, the Laikipia Permaculture Trust and reNature are offering an effective solution: Regenerative Agroforestry. Through the Model Farm and Model School, the local community learned about agroforestry and want to plant more trees.
3. Anauá, Brazil
The Anauá Nursery has committed itself to the production of native tree seedlings to foster the reforestation of Brazil’s Atlantic forest – a heavily deforested area. After 15 years of successfully adopting sustainable growing practices and applying a truly green commercial model, the nursery now plans to expand whilst upscaling regenerative agroforestry.
Please specify which project you would like your donation to go to when you donate. Add Khetee India, Laikipia Kenya or Anaua Brazil in your payment description.