People Will Live Better Because of Trees and Your Support

Eden Reforestation Projects began working in Haiti in 2009 and we have found it to be our most challenging project nation. The country suffers from many earthquakes, hurricanes, and almost constant social unrest. Fund for Peace places Haiti as “the 10th most fragile nation in the world.” In addition, Haiti is one of the most environmentally degraded countries on earth. The majority of the land has become a dessert. Despite all of this, Eden remains committed to restoring this fragile and hurting nation.

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A Hope for the Future

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Found on Eden’s “Island 2” project site at the Mahajanga Estuary, sits a large mangrove tree stump. The stump, the remains of a grey mangrove (Avicennia Marina), is pictured in the foreground of the picture, surrounded by young mangrove trees. 

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Endangered Species in Haiti

Rapid deforestation in Haiti began with French colonialism and the introduction of coffee in the early 1700’s. Plantations of coffee, tobacco, and sugarcane led to rapid soil erosion, and with the lack of protection from forests, hurricanes took a larger toll on the island. 

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Endangered Species in Nepal

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The Chitwan National Park is home to some of Nepal’s most endangered species. In some cases, it is the only refuge they may get. One of the last populations of the One-Horned Asian Rhinoceros lives within the forest, while the dense forest may be the last hunting grounds for the Bengal Tiger.

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Endangered Species in Madagascar

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Madagascar is famous for being the only place on the planet where lemurs reside. These creatures are incredibly fascinating, and fun to watch, but unfortunately they are on the decline. More than half of all lemur species are listed as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered.

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A Change of Heart and Mind Towards Mangroves in Madagascar

Last week, Eden’s leadership team met with government officials, mangrove cutters, and mangrove sellers to discuss the destructive pattern of cutting down mangrove forests. The goal of the meeting was to transform the way they think and behave when harvesting mangrove trees.

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How to Make a Lorax Flower Pot

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This week is Children’s Book Week as part of Get Caught Reading Month. In celebration, Eden Reforestation Projects wants to promote one children’s book in particular: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

 

 

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Flamingos of Madagascar

Flamingos in Madagascar

The flamingos are back!

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5 Ways to Give Back to the Environment

Today, May 4th, is World Give Day, and that means we want to encourage you to give back to the earth that has been giving greatly to you. Here are five ways you can give back to the environment today:

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Got Grass?

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Nearly every day of their lives, the women of Jhapa, Nepal have headed out to collect at least one large basket of grass and other fodder greens to feed their cattle.  Over the past few decades, the local forests have been cut down making it harder and harder to find enough grass and fodder to properly nourish the animals.

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