Community forests have been a source of livelihood & nourishment for the local mountain-dwelling communities in Uttarakhand for thousands of years. In the last 50 years, effects of climate change and large scale deforestation have led to massive loss of biodiversity and livelihoods. Women & children are the worst affected, with women spending 6-7 hours everyday in search of water, firewood & cattle-fodder, and children suffering from nutrient-deficiency due to reducing crop-yield, and suboptimal food composition.
Alaap is bringing back these community forests, and creating mini food & fodder forests within private village lands using the latest methods like Miyawaki & Permaculture. Apart from generating employment for women in reforestation & nursery-management, your support will ensure food-security for forest-dependent communities, and provide vocational training for eco-employment opportunities to create a sustainable forest-led impact. We are fighting climate change & poverty in Himalaya, one village at a time.
Join us in this movement by creating a community forest of 300+ native trees for your adopted community. You will recieve our very special Alaap Friend-of-Forest citation that recognises your contribution and support, and a few more pleasant surprises! We shall also keep you posted on your forest with pictures, and data on impact created on the adopted community, once every 6 months for the next 2 years.