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Biodiversity, the variety of life on Earth in all forms and interactions, thrives in healthy habitats where nature can recover after ecological disturbance. Reforestation is essential for this process. Learn more
Planting trees for biodiversity will contribute to:
Reforestation creates a safe haven for biodiversity, allowing for a wide array of habitats and an increase in animals populations.
Increasing forest cover contributes to the restoration of holistic ecosystems, which in turn promotes a range of flora and fauna to grow.
Planting trees helps to rebuild the soil with nutrients, soaks up excess water, and reduces erosion thanks to strong root structures.
Want to learn more about biodiversity? Watch our short video to get the basics of why protecting biodiversity is important, and how planting trees and restoring habitats with native species is central to our collective effort to preserve Earth's biodiversity.
The Knuckles Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, taking its name from a series of horizontal folds and peaks which resemble the knuckles of clenched fist. In addition to its beautiful aesthetic value, the range is of great scientific interest because of its diverse conditions particularly those concealing a variety of flora and fauna. Although the range constitutes approximately 0.03% of the island's total area, it is home to a significantly higher proportion of the country's biodiversity. More than 34 percent of Sri Lanka's native trees, shrubs, and herbs are only found in these forests.
The Knuckles Mountain Range is home to mammals such as wild boar, spotted deer, giant squirrel, barking deer, purple-faced leaf monkey, mongoose, porcupine and a variety of native lizards. These animals thrive from the great diversity provided by dry evergreen forests, montane forests, sub-montane forests, dry and wet pathana, savana, etc. It has been found that 20 percent of the plants growing in The Mountain Knuckles Range are native to Sri Lanka.
The objective of this project is to reforest 25 hectares of land within Knuckles Conservation Forest as a community forest and to control the bush fires.
Laguna de Términos, the largest lagoon in the Gulf of Mexico, is a conservation area in Palizada sourcing incredible biodiversity. Through its connection of several rivers and lagoons, Laguna de Términos is by far the most important river basin in the country. Roughly 50% of the lagoon's water volume is renewed within a nine day cycle simply by the ocean tides alone!
Through reforestation, we will convert 60 hectares of degraded land to forests in order to help protect the area from poaching and burning, while also reducing droughts. Several endangered species will benefit the forest cover, such as the jaguar, ocelot, tigrillo, anteater, peccary, spider monkey, monkey howler, American stork, jabiru, and crocodile.
This project is intended to complete an area of 1000 reforested hectares and integrate with protected natural areas and will also capture one million tons of CO2 every 10 years!
Kenya is home to an abundance of biodiverse assets which includes 7000 plants, 25 000 invertebrates, over 1000 birds, more than 300 mammals, and about 2000 species of fungi and bacteria. Back in the 1960s, 10% of Kenya’s land was covered in lush forest that supported biodiverse habitats such as those of the African leopard and spotted hyena. Unfortunately, this overall area dropped to a of low 6% by the early 2000s due to high rates of deforestation.
As Kenya’s land supports rich biodiversity, the presence of a regenerating forest is incredibly important in order to create a safe haven for at-risk predators. Both the African leopard and spotted hyena are facing declines outside of protected areas due to habitat degradation and poaching caused by unregulated urbanization. This project will aid in the restoration of Kiambu County’s degraded forest cover and return these biodiverse habitats to their former glory!