Donation Options

Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands



Using water conservation techniques and tree and grass planting we revive these forests and restore the sacred groves. This secures the livelihoods of the 8000 people who depend on the groves.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In rural Rajasthan, India, poverty and vulnerability to climatic changes (drought, famine) are common. Villagers depend on their sacred forests (orans) for wood for fuel and timber, fodder for their animals, water and medicinal plants. However, orans are in decline due to industrial development and changing government laws. We help villagers revive their orans and empower them to manage the forests sustainably. Healthy orans mean less poverty and more livelihood security.

How will this project solve this problem?

For these 10 orans we are raising and planting 100,000 trees and renovating 10 key water harvesting structures. This means there is more food and water for 8,000 humans and 20,000 livestock.

Potential Long Term Impact

Restore "orans" to their pristine, sustainable green environment; develop better management practices of the rural ecosystem; secure the rural livelihood of millions; preserve endemic/endangered species and variety of cultivars found within orans.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $11,703
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $63,297
Total Funding Goal: $75,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 1116 to 80088 to donate $10 to Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: Privacy Policy:
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $10
  • $150
  • $1,500
  • $7,500
  • $10
    each month
  • $150
    each month
  • $1,500
    each month
  • $7,500
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?
green leaf

Certified Green Project

This project is certified GlobalGiving Green for addressing climate change sustainability.
Learn more.

Project Leader

Aman Singh Singh

Project Leader
Alwar, Rajasthan India

Where is this project located?

Map of Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.