December 5, 2019

“Everything lives where trees live”

“Everything lives where trees live”

Trees provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming.

When farmers can’t grow anything, their farms fail, and they have no option but to move to the overcrowded cities looking for work.

Often, they have to resort to selling themselves or their families into slavery just to survive.

From Wool and Hook, with every purchase, we help deforestation by planting trees in the most needed areas.

How do we plant trees?

We work in partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects with the purpose of reforestation, agroforestry and reducing extreme poverty through the employment of local villagers.

Creating a positive impact

Where do we plant trees?

NEPAL

Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, their rural villagers depend directly on their natural environment for food,s helter, and income.

When the local environment is damaged or destroyed, the poor are the first to feel the negative effects. Forced to live on marginal lands, they are at greatest risk. Without financial resources or the knowledge to manage vulnerable resources in a sustainable way, they often further degrade their lands in order to survive.

In this way, the problem perpetuates their poverty.

EdenReforestation Projects is working to support poverty alleviation and environmental restoration across the country and has already planted over 3million trees. Starting in 2015, Eden has been working in 3 distinct regions across the country, including a partnership with Chitwan National Park, a WorldHeritage Site in Nepal.

By partnering with the National Park system, EdenProjects is helping to protect and create a reforested buffer zone that is vital to protect animal habitat.

MADAGASCAR

Madagascar is more than just an island from an animated movie. It’s a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. But more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the Malagasy’s ability to farm and live on the land.

Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea.

EdenReforestation Projects launched its Madagascar project sites in 2007 by restoring ecologically devastated mangrove estuaries in the northwest of the country.

Mangrove forests are essential ecosystems whose dense roots serve as an anchor for the soil and coastline preventing erosion and creating a barrier between harsh ocean systems and land.

What began as primarily mangrove-restoration and reforestation in 2007 grew to include a variety of native dry deciduous species in 2012.

Eden Projects partners include two National Park systems, which aim to reforest and revive natural habitat for endangered and endemic animal species.

HAITI

After decades of work and millions of dollars invested by the international community, Haiti remains one of the most environmentally degraded countries on earth.

With 98% of Haiti’s forests already gone, the UN estimates that 30% of the nations remaining trees are being destroyed each year.

The majority of Haiti’s population uses charcoal as their primary cooking fuel, and charcoal production is a major cause of the continued deforestation of Haiti.

This deforestation magnifies the effects of hurricanes and contributes to soil degradation which leaves people without anyway to farm their food.

Years of ecological devastation in Haiti has led to some serious consequences including, but not limited to, varying levels of crop failure, flooding, soil erosion and water table depletion.

In Haiti, the destructive impact that environmental systems can have is exacerbated due to the lack of protection that native forests and mangrove systems provide.

To combat this, Eden Projects has been working directly with local community leaders through partnerships, to plant, protect and guard trees to maturity. In doing so, Eden Projects hopes to help restore the natural environment as well as provide agroforestry trees for food security.

INDONESIA

Made up of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. These islands are home to 12% of the world’s mammals, 16% of the world’s reptiles and amphibians, 17% of the world’s birds and 25% of global fish populations.

Among these 17,000 islands, there are 135 threatened mammal species, including the endangered Sumatran Tiger, Orangutans, the JavanRhinoceros and Sumatran Elephants.

 

An estimated 40 million rural dwelling Indonesians rely heavily on the biodiversity of their environment for subsistence needs.

Traditional fishermen rely on the wetland ecosystems all around the islands, including mangroves, coral reefs and sea grass for their livelihood. In the last 3 decades, Indonesia has lost over 40% of its mangrove forests, affecting not only the environment and the species that rely on them but also the communities that depend on this ecosystem for survival.

 

EdenReforestation Projects is working with local villagers on Biak Island to restore, replant, and protect these unique and vital forest systems.

MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique is located on the eastern coast of Africa with 68% of its population living in rural parts of the country. This Eastern African country is home to 20 globally threatened bird species, and over 200 endemic mammal species.

With over 45% of the population living beneath the poverty line, the population relies heavily on its natural resources and forests for survival.

Historically home to vast mangrove estuaries and forests, Mozambique’s mangroves have been largely decimated and destroyed.

EdenReforestation Projects is working with local communities and villagers to restore, replant and protect these precious forest systems.

KENYA

Kenya is an incredibly beautiful place from the creativity of the people to its diversity of its landscapes and wildlife. From the highlands to the coast, Kenya has an incredible diversity of forest types that have long-supported communities and wildlife.

The cultural and ecological heritage of Kenya’s forests is vibrant and unique, but the management of them in recent decades has been unsustainable.

 

Eden’s workaround the world aims to alleviate poverty and restore socio-ecological systems through intensive reforestation work in a variety of forest habitats.

From empowering women to sequestering carbon, the impact of the work is multifaceted. The need and enthusiasm for reforestation in Kenya is great. From the highlands to the coast, Kenya has an incredible diversity of forest types that have long-supported communities and wildlife.

The cultural and ecological heritage of Kenya’s forests is vibrant and unique, but the management of the main recent decades has been unsustainable.

By purchasing any of the Wool and Hook products and following us on social media you are helping to create a greener world.