Trees for Tigers™
SGD $2 per tree
About the Project
The plantation project is implemented in the fringes of Similipal National Park in the Gram Panchayats of Asana, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. 750,000 trees are planted. The trees planted help to reclaim degraded and deforested patches into a healthy primary forest, improved wildlife habitats and ecosystem services.
In recent years, several scientific reports have pointed out that the loss of biodiversity and their habitats have increased drastically due to human-induced interventions in the natural environments; implementation of the large scale plantation project is a simple and effective approach in preventing further ecosystem degradation and habitat loss, which at the same time promotes sustainable resource use among the locals.
Objectives / Highlights
India's forests have undergone substantial changes over the past century as a result of a variety of anthropogenic and natural forces, including growing population pressure. From 1935 to 2010, Odisha's forest cover alone saw a net reduction of 40.5% of the total forest.
Odisha's tiger population needs forests in order to survive. Tigers live in the lush, dense forests because they are a good place for them to live. Trees also give tigers shade, lower the temperature of the water and air, and help them stay healthy overall.
Numerous investigations have shown that this area was the site of extensive dry deciduous forest destruction.This has caused topsoil erosion, a significant rise in the frequency of floods and droughts, and a decrease in rainfall. Ecological balance is maintained by environmentally sound woods, hence it is necessary to cover more land with dense forest.
Where tigers live, many different plants and animals also do well. Tigers can find a lot of animals to eat in a natural area like this. Big herbivores like elephants, hill mynahs, leopards, sambars, barking deer, gaurs, jungle cats, wild boars, four-horned antelopes, giant squirrels, and common langurs all like to live in these natural habitats. There are also grey hornbills, Indian pied hornbills, and Malabar pied hornbills.
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