Mangrove restoration in Indonesia (North, Sumatra)
In 1987, North Sumatra had 200,000 hectares of mangroves. Today, less than half of this remains with only 83,000 hectares. This massive deforestation is mainly due to human pressure: the mangroves are converted into areas for intensive shrimp and fish farming, and illegally felled for firewood or charcoal. In this context, Reforest'Action partners with Yagasu, an Indonesian NGO, to work concretely to reconstitute this unique source of biodiversity, essential to the protection of the island's coastlines. The objective: to plant 5 different species of mangroves (the tree that constitutes the mangrove) and to conduct workshops to raise awareness among the villagers to train them in mangrove protection.
Mangrove restoration in Indonesia (Aceh)
Since 2021, a second project is taking place in the north of the island of Sumatra, in the province of Aceh, in order to restore mangroves in degraded or deforested areas. At the same time, young people are trained to preserve and restore these natural ecosystems, which ensure the stability of the coastline and represent an additional source of income for local communities.
Reforestation in China (Guizhou)
Due to its accelerated economic development, the importance of agriculture and population growth, the preservation and restoration of forest ecosystems in China is now a top priority. Located in the city limits of Guangzhao town, in the Chinese province of Guizhou, the project plans to plant more than one million trees over the next three years. The project is spread over public plots covering a total area of 600 hectares around the villages of Dongfanghong and Zhebu. From a socio-economic point of view, this initiative will support the economic development of rural populations, particularly through the marketing of honey from the Chinese beech tree.
Ecosystem restoration and agroforestry in India (Assam)
The Indian state of Assam is located at the eastern end of India, between Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Since 2000, this eastern Himalayan region has lost more than 9.5% of its vegetation cover due to the increasing conversion of natural primary forests into agricultural plots, and the invasion of exotic species that are growing at the expense of native vegetation. The result is a decline in the health of natural ecosystems in terms of soil degradation, increasing desertification and depletion of groundwater. It is in this context that Reforest'Action has joined forces with the Balipara Foundation, an Indian NGO, with two objectives: to plant a multitude of endemic species in deforested areas to regenerate the soil and forest cover, and to develop agroforestry by integrating fast-growing and fruit-bearing species into the fields of local farmers in order to provide them with more sustainable agricultural solutions.