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OneTreePlanted

We plant trees

OneTreePlanted is a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation. GreenEcoBox teams up with OneTreePlanted and selected a few regions to plant trees. Find out about these regions below and why the initiative is so crucial in those parts of the world.

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A U S T R A L I A

Australia is home to a huge variety of unique plants and animals, with over 80% of native species not found anywhere else. The southern island of Tasmania is one of the last places that many of Australia’s threatened native species can thrive. However, centuries of farming in the Tasmanian midlands have depleted habitats and reduced biodiversity. With fewer places to find shelter and food, some of Australia’s endangered endemic species – including the iconic Tasmanian Devil – are at further risk. Planting trees with this project will protect Tasmania’s biodiversity while stimulating tourism, creating jobs and revitalizing local farming.

Our amazing partners are creating wildlife corridors with local vegetation and tree species from the Eastern Tiers to Central Highlands of Tasmania. Beyond protecting the habitats of seven endangered species, the longterm goals for this project are to establish 1.5 million native plants and sequester over 30,000 tonnes of carbon by 2030. Rebuilding these corridors will also help strengthen the environment against the impact of climate change, now and into the future.

* Source OneTreePlanted 2019

I N D O N E S I A

Indonesia is home to magnificent rainforests, carbon-rich peatlands, and diverse wildlife like orangutans, proboscis monkeys, Sun bears and over 1,700 species of birds. This project focuses on the Kalimantan region in Borneo, home to the Tanjung Puting National Park. In 2015, rampant fires burnt and destroyed more than 30,000 hectares of its forest. We work to restore areas affected by these fires, as well as those threatened by the palm oil industry and illegal mining operations.

Our experienced planters in Indonesia work to ensure balance is restored both environmentally and economically with the growth of new trees. This project helps to educate local villages about the importance of conservation, create jobs for those in the area, and provide long-term income for the community. To reach this area requires a four-hour boat ride through areas inhabited by orangutans, hornbills, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, and many more unique flora and fauna.

* Source OneTreePlanted 2019

K E N Y A

Kenya’s Kijabe Forest is a highland mosaic ‘Afro-alpine’ forest that was once dominated by trees, such as the East African pencil-cedar and African olive. Roughly one-third of the original high-canopy forest still stands and provides important habitat for biodiversity.

The forest is only about 5,000 hectares, but a community of almost 200,000 people depend on it for water, wood, and agriculture.

Increasing pressure for land poses significant threats to the region, leading to the over-extraction of resources and illegal timber harvesting.

Planting trees here will help protect this vital ecosystem, promote environmental education, and foster sustainable livelihoods through seed collection and ecotourism.

* Source OneTreePlanted 2019

H A I T I

Haiti is a mountainous country that was once covered in lush tropical forests and fertile valleys. Since colonization, its forests have been cleared for industry – primarily coffee plantations, timber exports, and charcoal. Over 70% of Haiti’s annual energy comes from wood-based fuels, creating a serious threat to air quality. It is estimated that between 30 and 40 million trees are cut down each year, and approximately 4,000 kilotons of wood is harvested for energy consumption.

Haiti’s unpredictable climate makes it susceptible to drought, flash flooding, and hurricanes. Soil erosion and lack of tree cover exacerbate the impact of these disasters. Deforestation in Haiti is closely linked to the poverty cycle; lack of access to fertile ground has led poorer farmers to cultivate steep, treeless slopes, destroying the topsoil and making it difficult for them to yield crops.

* Source OneTreePlanted 2018

C A L I F O R N I A

California’s forests provide innumerable benefits, including clean water and air, recreation, timber, habitat, and beautiful scenery. Healthy forests also play an important role in addressing climate change. Five years of drought and a large-scale bark beetle infestation have seriously damaged California’s forests. 2017’s record-breaking wildfire season burned more than 1.3 million acres – an area the size of Delaware. Now, a record 129 million trees need to be restored in California.

Trees play an important role in the vitality of California communities. Your contribution will help our amazing partners plant trees and restore forests throughout California. These foresters work hard to promote improved vegetation planning and resource management, helping to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires and floods in the region.

* Source OneTreePlanted 2018