The goal ofEden Reforestation Projects ? To plant at least 500 million trees a year and provide employment for tens of thousands of people in countries affected by extreme poverty, by 2025. So by tomorrow.
The association controls its costs to the point that its reforestation projects are now recognised as the most efficient in the world. While its primary objective is to fight poverty by reforesting the planet, it has also become a model for environmental restoration and land management.
All of Eden Reforestation Projects'reforestation and ecological restoration projects are conducted using a holistic approach:
- The association enters into partnerships with villages committed to restoring their forests.
- It employs and trains local people to plant trees. It reforests with trees native to the land where they are planted.
Villages protect their new forests because they are a source of socio-economic development. Healthy forests are reborn and counter the negative effects of deforestation
- The survival rate of the planted trees is over 80%
- Since its inception in 2004, the association has planted 250 million trees in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Nepal, Haiti, Indonesia and the Philippines.