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Temperate Forest Restoration – 1 Tonne

$32.00

The world’s 1.9 billion acres of temperate forests are a net-carbon sink.  Additional acres are candidates for restoration, With restoration comes additional carbon sequestration.

Temperate Forest Restoration in the Indian Meghalaya region

Project Summary

The Bodgie Hills in the Indian Meghalaya region is known as the wettest place on earth and for its unique biodiversity. The villagers are Dwasi tribes who have asked for help to restore their forests. Training, alternative sources of fuel and new farming techniques are key if we want to stop further forest degradation. We are also distributing fuel-efficient cookers to further improve forest and family health.

The world’s 1.9 billion acres of temperate forests are a net-carbon sink. According to the World Resources Institute, more than 1.4 billion additional acres are candidates for restoration—either large-scale, closed forest or mixed mosaics of forests, more sparsely growing trees, and land uses such as agriculture. With restoration comes additional carbon sequestration.

While temperate forests are not threatened by the same large-scale deforestation that afflicts the tropics, they continue to be fragmented by development. They also are experiencing hotter and more frequent droughts, longer heat waves, and more severe wildfires, as well as worsening insect and pathogen outbreaks. These disturbances can push temperate forests beyond their capacity for resilience.