The elephants are back
When environments are damaged by disasters such as floods, droughts, and fires, animals leave in search of food, water, and shelter. After nature takes its course, wildlife returns to the new and thriving forests. But what happens if that forest is never restored?
Deforestation in Nepal has left acres of land barren for years, pushing wildlife to retreat to what forests are left.
One of our leaders in Nepal shared that his family lived in the area since he was young. There was a time when wildlife, big and small, was common to find just outside his front door. Over the last decade or so, that has no longer been a reality. Thankfully there is hope.
We have been working in several regions of Nepal since 2015 and continue to grow. Over the years, we have seen the most rapid tree growth in any of our nations, ever as recalled by CEO, Steve Fitch, after returning from his visit to Nepal. Because of this rapid and prolific growth, our employees are seeing signs of wildlife returning to the once barren land. The largest example (quite literally) is the re-appearance of elephants.