Support Livelihood of 20 Families through a 100-acre Eco-restoration | Milaap
Support Livelihood of 20 Families through a 100-acre Eco-restoration
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  • Meera

    Created by

    Meera Chandran
  • FF

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Forest First Samithi

    from Kozhikode, Kerala

80G tax benefits for INR donations

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What is this campaign?
Forest First Samithi (FFS) aims to restore 100 Acres of degraded forest land per annum supporting 20 families from tribal communities. In the process, FFS will plant 80 species of trees that are biologically important, RET (rare, endangered and threatened), wild edible fruits, medicinal and riverine species. FFS aims to remove invasive species and plant 7000 saplings and maintain them over multiple years.

How you can help?
Your donation would enable us to provide employment to the tribals who will in turn help us restore forest land by removing invasive species (Senna, Lantana). They will also help us plant diversity of tree species to restore the forest land in the Western Ghats.

Why this campaign?
Degraded forests have increased incidents of human animal conflicts, unfriendly farming policies along with changing climate discouraged farmers to practice agriculture. FFS has been providing livelihoods to forest fringe villages during Covid19 lockdowns through eco restoration.

1920 sq km of Kabini river basin is in the district of Wayanad. 50% of the forest lands in Wayanad are completely degraded thus affecting water holding capacity. Degraded forests of Wayanad means lesser availability of water for millions of people dependent on Cauvery in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

2020 has been the hottest year ever. Many villages faced droughts. Agriculture sector continues to suffer putting more and more families at risk. But this is not a crisis for the farmer family's alone. It is our crisis too and it's our responsibility to do something for them. These issues need a permanent solution. A sustainable solution. 

Healthy forests are the answer to water security. Forest fringe villages can be supported by these diverse tree species. These trees provide non-wood forest produce which are medicinal and wild edible fruits. These species also support a larger biodiversity that reduces human animal conflicts in the region.

Direct impact and benefits:
  • Livelihood to forest fringe village communities
  • Mitigation of the migration
  • Alleviation of poverty
  • Ethno medicinal value
  • Non wood forest produce
  • Human animal conflict mitigation
Impact on environment:
  • Water security
  • Bio diversity conservation.
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Sustainable land use
  • Soil erosion control
  • Forest cover
  • Increase of water table
  • Purification of water and air
  • Landslide mitigation

Join us in restoring degraded lands in the catchment of Kaveri and Kabini, while supporting livelihoods of tribals in that area. Please watch this video to see our work from last year - 

Hope you can support us and spread the word about this important work.

Thank YOU!

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