Reforesting to bring back birds, bees and native trees while generating employment for the local community.
10.16% Raised
Rs.60,970 donated of Rs.600,000 goal
11 Donors

The very forests that once served as the backdrop of Jim Corbett’s famous “Man-eater of Champawat” are reeling under rapid deforestation due to conversion for commercial use. However, there are bright spots. In this unique forest reclamation project, we are working with Champawat District Administration to transform an abandoned golf-course into a lush-green native forest, and a bio-diversity showcase. The very land which was once out of bounds for the local community will now be managed by them and function towards raising conservation & biodiversity awareness and as a living proof of a people’s forestry model, where forests and people can both grow and thrive in harmony. In a world full of statistics about forest-to-commercial land conversions, fund this project to be part of a story of hope & trend-reversal

Location: 1.46 hectares of degraded land in Champawat District, Uttarakhand

Timeline: April 2018-December 2020 (Phase 1 Completed, Phase 2 in-progress)


  • 16,000+ trees planted so far, 19,000+ to go
  • 11,108  Man-hours of employment for 80 people so far 
(of which 70% were women)
  • Full-time employment of 7 local community members 
at project completion
  • ₹1,29,300 already added to the local economy through direct purchase


Alaap is fighting climate change and poverty by working with remote Himalayan communities to transform barren hillsides into dense native forests. Your contribution will help create carbon positive​ villages, employment and heal our planet.


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