Trees for Ecotourism (Tsomgo)

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SGD $2 per tree

About the Project


The plantation project is implemented in the Tsomgo watershed catchment area in East Sikkim. The project is carried out between 3700 metres and 4000 metres above mean sea level. As a famous tourist location, Tsomgo sees several hundred (500 to 1000) tourist cars every day, with over 300,000 (3 lakh) tourists per year placing environmental stress on these delicate mountain ecosystems.




Seeking Sponsorship

Objectives / Highlights


The Tsomgo watershed feeds the forests and supplies water to downstream animals and people, including Gangtok, Sikkim's capital. Trees will reduce flooding risks, enhance groundwater quality and quantity, safeguard farmers' crops, save soil, and rejuvenate the water table.


Red pandas, Himalayan Black Bears, Musk Deer, and migratory birds live in Tsomgo Lake's complex ecology. Trees shelter and feed animals and prevent them from entering human settlements, reducing human-animal conflict. Thus, planted species give animal repellent, feed, livelihood diversification, and biodiversity benefits.


Planting native species will prioritise afforestation in the Tsomgo region, which has few trees. Rhododendron and Silver Fir beautify the scene since they can withstand snow and adapt to climate change. Timber and non-timber forest products will provide local populations with sustainable income.


The plantation project gives rural and tribal people in Sikkim, such as women's self-help groups, jobs. Indigenous communities know their forests best, which is why they are encouraged to take part in plantation activities, like digging pits and taking care of the trees once they have grown up.

Verifiable Monitoring

Every Quarterly


Sponsorship Details


Returns For Sponsorship


1. 1 Report will be shared at the end of the project completion


2. Can share geo-coordinates of the project location, which will aid in giving the live location of the project


3. Images of nurseries and plantation activities being carried out will be shared




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