Plant a Tree- Conservation of Snow on Mountains of the Moon.
Our tree plantation sites are located around community forests from the mountainous kasese District to the lowland alluvial plains in the Western Region
Today less than 30% of Rwenzori’s forests remain and the consequences of this environmental degradation are devastating for local populations.
Why reforest in Rwenzori Mountains National Park ?
Rwenzori Mountains are one of the least developed countries in the world with many communities depending on the natural environment for food, shelter, and income. Today, less than 30% of its original forests remain due to over-harvesting, forest fires, and agriculture. The effects of this degradation are devastating for the local communities and wildlife.
How we started
In 2014, our reforestation campaign began helping improve local livelihoods and restoring forests in Nepal. In partnership with Rwenzori Mountains National Park, and through local leadership and Nepalese employees’ support, we planted close to 400,000 seedlings in the first year. Since then, we have grown our work in Nepal to sites spread across geographic landscapes. Our tree plantation sites are located around community forests from the mountainous Nawalparasi District to the lowland alluvial plains in the Terai Region and around the subtropical and tropical rainforests in Chitwan National Park to develop a thriving ecosystem.
Where we’re working
- Located in the Western region of Nepal in the Himalayan Mountains
- Challenging terrain with a highly active tectonic region that is unstable in deforested areas
- New trees provide great benefits in anchoring the soil and protecting the communities from environmental disasters
Chitwan National Park
Located in South Central Nepal
The Chitwan Valley is characterized by its tropical and subtropical forests
Established in 1973, Chitwan, which means “Heart of the Jungle,” was the first national park in Nepal