The world's forests occupy one-quarter of the earth's land surface. According to the ]United Nations State of the World's Forests 2014 report, forests and agroforestry systems play a crucial role in rural livelihood development and provides a wide range of goods and ecosystem services. It is estimated that 2.4 billion people (about 40% of the world's population) use wood fuel for cooking, and forest products provide shelter to at least 1.3 billion people. Consumption of edible non-wood forest products (NWFPs) provide food security and stability to billions of people across the globe. Due to their tremendous potential, it has being identified by the United Nations that forests can and should play an important role in the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger while ensuring environmental stability.
Deforestation and forest degradation are the major challenges faced by the worlds forestry sector. The 2014 UN Climate Summit reported that approximately 13 million hectares of forests continue to be lost each year globally, which contributes up to 20% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions.
Therefore, actions to combat deforestation and restore degraded forests and other landscapes has become a global necessity. As an organization dedicated for youth environmental education we believe that younger generation has an important role to play in preserving our forests and the ecosystem.
Teach - Teach and educate others about the importance of the forests and the role
they play both locally and globally in sustainable development
Research - Research in forestry and environment is an essential part of the process, which by all means is supported
Encourage - Encourage or motivate people for environmentally friendly living
Establish - Establish and maintain sustainable home gardens, recreation parks with trees as a major component of the system
We pay your membership fee, provided you plant a tree. Send us a photograph of you standing beside the tree for confirmation and we will grant you the membership. The photo will be uploaded to our website, upon your consent. You can plant any number of trees. Higher the number of trees you plant, greater your contribution to the world will be…