In Nepal, when the local environment is damaged or destroyed, the poor are the first to feel the negative effects. Forced to live on marginal lands, they are at greatest risk. Without financial resources or the knowledge to manage vulnerable resources in a sustainable way, they often further degrade their lands in order to survive. In this way, the problem perpetuates their poverty.
It’s important to us to choose planting programs that only work with the correct species of trees. This means local species only in their naturally occurring habitats
Our tree planting project is working to support poverty alleviation and environmental restoration across the country and has already planted over 3 million trees. Starting in 2015, There has been 3 distinct regions across the country, including a partnership with Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage Site in Nepal. By partnering with the National Park system, we are helping to protect and create a reforested buffer zone that is vital to protect animal habitat.
Located in the Western region of Nepal
Challenging terrain that is unstable in deforested areas
New trees provide great benefits in anchoring the soil and protecting the villages from environmental disasters
Located along the Southeastern tip of Nepal, bordering India
Characterized by flat grasslands and dense forest
we get to work with local villagers and community leaders to restore previously forested land in the region
Located in South Central Nepal
The Chitwan Valley is chacterized by its tropical and subtropical forests
Established in 1973, Chitwan, which means “Heart of the Jungle”, was the first national park in Nepal
Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world and rural villagers in Nepal directly depend on their natural environment for food, shelter, and income.