This microproject will build a more vegetation zone in the Konkan region. SNM is in the process of planting 500 native trees with locals input at Choravane village, Khed taluka, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra, India. This developmental era rapidly leading us towards deforestation the reason behind Global warming and climate change. Native 500 plants such as Palash, Sathvin, Bahawa, Tamhan etc which help to maintain ecological balance and supports local biodiversity to flourish.
Plants act as our lung to filter air, but we chopped down for being a developed. The forest cover of Ratnagiri district in Konkan has decreased by over 16%, one of the fastest deforestations among Western ghat district due to various developments. 44000 trees are being uprooted for NH17 expansion. Birds like a black woodpecker and great pied hornbill which were widely sighted in past have seen their numbers dwindle drastically. This is a serious threat to the local biodiversity of the region.
SNM is focused on planting 500 native plants with local supports too aware of the threat to them and local biodiversity due to deforestation. The problems of global warming and climate change can be reduced through a plantation of every single tree to some extent. In this effort, 500 plants will be planted and maintained regularly with proper arrangement of water and fertilizer with the help of local community at Choravane village, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra, India.
A matured tree will reduce the carbon footprint of the region. This will help to maintain the ecological balance and support local biodiversity to flourish. Awareness in local people and children regarding the importance of plantation and impact of deforestation help to reduce the number of trees chopped in the region. Keeping the future generation in mind the quality of life will improve. Once local biodiversity flourish tree number will be double through own their natural seed dispersal method