Two Cool Ideas Helping Reforestation

First of all, here’s two ways to help with reforestation.

As The Independent reports The Philippines’ Magdalo Party representative Gary Alejano wants to have students graduating to help with reforestation.

That’s elementary school 12 million, 5 million from High School and over 500,000 graduating college can help with reforestation!

So this initiative, if properly implemented, can ensure around 175 million new trees. I mean that would be planted each year.

“In the course of one generation, no less than 525 billion can be planted under this initiative,” Mr Alejano said in the bill’s explanatory note.

Then in the Daily Mail, they reported on Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado. For they have spent the last 20 years planting an 1,750-acre forest to transform a barren plot of land in Brazil‘s Minas Gerais state into a tropical paradise. 

Then the Daily Mail reports about the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and wife Lélia. They have replanted an entire forest over the last 20 years in the Amazon. That’s reforestation!

In addition, just look at these photos. They reveal the incredible transformation from a desolate and barren plot of land to a lush and lively forest. For when he returned from reporting in Rwanda in 1994, Salgado was shocked. All to find his family’s old cattle ranch completely destroyed by deforestation.

So he and his wife started planting seedlings in 1998. Then they rejuvenated the forest with millions over two decades. For it is now ‘a fertile woodland. All alive with flora and fauna’ to which ‘all the insects and birds and fish returned’.

In addition, nearly 300 species of trees, more than 170 species of birds, 30 species of mammals, and 15 species of amphibians and reptiles now call the area home.

That’s ALL from planting locally needing tree seedlings.

Sources: The Independent and The Daily Mail

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