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Sep 18, 2018

Every one of your contributions makes a difference

10 millionth tree 3 years later
10 millionth tree 3 years later

WeForest is close to planting its 20 millionth tree.
Did you know that the 10th million tree was planted in the project that you support?


Indeed, the “African tulip tree” was planted in the Yewebesh village, Amhara, in November 2015.
After only three years, the tree has grown to 3.15 meters which is almost 6 times its original size!
Thanks to its many leaves, shading is provided in the training centre which is much appreciated by the local community members.
Thank you for planting millions of trees with us!

Your support enables training framers in agroforestry

Agroforestry is a system combining tree, livestock, crop and insects in a spatial way to boost agricultural productivity and maintain ecosystem wellbeing. 

In populated areas like the Machakel district which has limited land holding size, agroforestry practices are the best option to harness food production and satisfy household tree products need. From the beginning of 2018 until now, we have been able to select 263 interested model households to practice agroforestry in 6 villages. Together with your help, different cash crops, such as coffee and rhamnus, as well as fruit trees (avocado and apple) will be planted in farmers’ backyards as homegarden.

Agroforesty training for farmers
Agroforesty training for farmers
Sep 18, 2018

Your support is empowering the Khasi Hills Women

Women Self Help Groups
Women Self Help Groups

Your support is empowering the Khasi Hills’ “Women Self-Help Groups”!

Self-Help Groups (SHGs) are the key to sustainable development in the Khasi Hills restoration project. They integrate forest restoration and sustainable livelihood activities, and they help involve families and women as heads of families in the matrilineal Khasi society. SHGs have proven to be popular as they offer women an opportunity to increase family income. In December 2017, the Khasi Hills federation of 10 indigenous governments recognised the SHGs with the best performance and most creative work. WeForest’s Socio-Economic team organised two friendly celebrations, one in Hima Mylliem on 12 December and one in Hima Laitkroh on 13 December. Each celebration was attended by nearly 200 SHG members as well as newcomers looking to join a group. The interest from the potential new members was so high that the federation is now considering launching another 8 SHGs in 2018.

Partnership with United Nations FAO: Building Capacity on Forest-Water Interactions

In response to community concerns about water availability and quality, WeForest collaborated with FAO’s Forest and Water Programme to organise a workshop for our Indian project partners on forest-water interactions. The workshop took place in February over 8 days and provided a more in-depth technical follow-up to the forest-water capacity building workshop from April 2017. Participants learned how to better monitor forest-water processes and studied the effect of forest restoration on soil hydrological function. Under the guidance of two forest hydrologists, they conducted experiments to compare infiltration of the rainwater through different soil types

Examining forest-water interactions
Examining forest-water interactions
Sep 18, 2018

Your support protects the endangered Lion Tamarins

Black Lion Tamarin
Black Lion Tamarin

Your support is protecting the endangered Black Lion Tamarin

The Brazilian Atlantic forest is one of the most biodiverse spots in the world, yet due to severe habitat destruction many species are under threat of extinction. The Black Lion Tamarin is one of such species: its population has been declining drastically and today only about 1500 individuals remain in the Pontal Do Panarapanema region.
This is where you make a difference: thanks to your support, several tree wildlife corridors have been planted. These connect remaining forest areas in the region and allow greater movement of individuals. Not only does this increase food security, the Tamarin’s chance of finding a suitable partner does too.

Joining the PACT for a bigger IMPACT

In  April  2018,  WeForest  joined  a  coalition  of  more  than  270  companies,  public  agencies,  research  centers  and  NGOs  called  the  Atlantic  Forest  Restoration  Pact.  With  more  than  2  million  hectares  deforested  in  the  last  decade,  the  Atlantic  Forest  is  highly  threatened.  The  Pact  aims  to  restore  15  million  hectares  of  the  Atlantic  Forest  by  2050.WeForest’s  forest  landscape  restoration  activities  directly  contribute  to  achieving  the  goal.  WeForest  also  shares  within  the  Pact  its  research  findings  and  collaborates  with  other  researchers  on  analysing  data  on  forest  growth  to  identify  areas  with  high  potential  for  forest  landscape  restoration.

Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact
Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact
 
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