Planted by our community
estimated CO2 absorbed in the collective lifetime of the trees
of fair employment
Nepal is a country that was once widely covered by forests and rich in biodiversity, but today less than 30% of its forests remain. One of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, many rural communities directly depend on their natural environment for food, shelter, and income. When their environment is damaged or destroyed, the poor are the first to feel the negative effects and 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 many have become trapped in a cycle of ever increasing environmental degradation and poverty.