REFORESTATION IN INDIA

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In a nutshell :


The Khasi Hills are located in the Meghalaya ecoregion, which has been described as “the wettest place on earth”.
This area is rich in biodiversity, home to sacred forests, ancient stone monoliths and several Khasi communities. Unfortunately, it has also been under threat from deforestation and degradation.

The project is combatting deforestation of the Khasi Hills through a holistic approach: by combining sustainable livelihood development and assisted natural regeneration methods in the Forests, the project ensures that Khasi Hill’s biodiversity and communities are once again flourishing together.

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Why is it awesome ?


To decrease deforestation, the project is empowering the Khasi Hill local communities and in particular its women via several “Women Self-Help Groups”. In these groups, women learn how to build and manage their own tree nurseries and sell fruit from their trees. Together with other business opportunities, this project enables the Khasi Hill communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

Where does the magic happens ?


The team :


WEFOREST

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WeForest's team of 20 professionals is spread over 3 continents and 12 countries sharing the same commitment for a better world.

"Healthy and growing forests remain the best technology for removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

Our vision 
We imagine a world where communities and nations sustainably manage their forests and natural resources for the benefit of our climate, our environment and humanity.

Our mission
Building upon corporate and scientific partnerships, WeForest empowers communities to sustainably advance and implement innovative, high standard, scalable and lasting solutions to restore forest landscapes.

Our values
The values that inspire our work are: Integrity, Transparency, Excellence, Collaboration, Passion, and Courage.

Our goal

Our goal is to successfully transform 250,000 ha of forest landscape by 2021, restoring  25,000 ha of forests (with an estimate of  25 million trees) demonstrating FLR best practices in different ecosystems and leading to the adoption of an international standard.
 
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or want to know more about us? -> www.weforest.org