Planting trees and supporting communities
Why plant trees?
1. Helps combat the environmental impact of deforestation.
2. Fights climate change.
3. Increases habitat for endangered species.
4. Provides employment to local communities.
Through Eden Reforestation Projects, Koh’s focus in 2020 has been plantations in both Nepal and Indonesia. Here is a snapshot of how your Koh purchase has helped the local communities we work with.
Helping coastal communities in Indonesia
As the world’s largest island nation and home to 17 percent of the world’s wildlife, including rare and endangered species, deforestation poses a significant threat to the ecosystems and local livelihoods of Indonesia. Mangrove deforestation has left coastal communities vulnerable to catastrophic flooding due to extreme weather events becoming more frequent as a consequence of climate change.
In partnership with Koh, Eden Reforestation Projects has planted over 500,000 mangrove trees and employed 95 staff who previously had little or no income. Your support has had a tremendous impact on the local livelihoods of these communities and contributed to the reforestation of mangrove forests.