Although trees are the lungs of our planet, about half of the world’s tropical forests have been cleared by now. Deforestation is the second largest anthropogenic source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, ranging between 6 percent and 17 percent. About half of the world’s tropical forests have been cleared by now (FAO). We at meforest are determined to do something about it. By partnering with the Eden Reforestation Projects we are restoring native forests in the deforested regions of Madagascar, Haiti, Ethiopia and Nepal. However, we’re focused on more than just planting trees. We want to help change lives. Not only does reforestation revitalize dry arid soil and provide a substantial oxygen supply, but it directly benefits locals living in the area by providing wood for fuel, food, and fodder for livestock, as well as permanent and seasonal employment. As local villagers are hired to plant the trees, through these projects, they can provide a living to their families. And as the native forests get restored, the wildlife starts blooming again.
There are wonderful organizations working on reforestation projects, with many years of experience. We certainly couldn’t do it better than they do. And we don’t want to. Instead we wish to support them in their efforts. That’s why we chose to support Eden Reforestation Projects. Eden reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year.