As some of the poorest nations on the planet, the people of Nepal, Ethiopia, and Madagascar are faced with the challenge to overcome the consequences of extreme poverty, deforestation, dehydration, and hunger. Planting trees give farmers a decent income so they can provide for their families again. Their job is to restore their local ecosystem by planting, growing, and guarding millions of seedlings each year.
Planting trees that provide natural fertilizers on farms with poor soils helps farmers restore fertility and increase yields. As the reforestation effort goes on, healthy forests begin to emerge, and all the adverse effects of deforestation start to disappear.
The countries where we plant trees have a fascinating array of plants and animals. For example, Madagascar has more endemic species than anywhere else on earth. 16 of the 200 species have gone extinct due to deforestation. Reforestation is our useful way to protect the amazing and unique plants and animals by replanting their homes and protecting their natural habitat.