Latest topics
» What do turmeric, apples and grapes have in common?
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 6:01 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Huge Fireball Turns Night Into Day Over Northeast China
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 4:55 pm by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ The Best UFO Sightings Of 2019 plus MORE
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 4:52 pm by PurpleSkyz

» California's San Andreas Fault Hit by Shallow M4.8 Earthquake After Bay Area Quake
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 4:47 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Scientist With ALS Set To Become ‘World’s Very First Full Cyborg’
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 4:46 pm by PurpleSkyz

» PREP FOR COLD & FLU SEASON: HOW TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 4:42 pm by PurpleSkyz

» NIBIRU News ~ Will the Planet X Nibiru Star System Finally Reveal Itself this December as Researchers Now Believe? plus MORE
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 9:57 am by PurpleSkyz

» Ronnie James Dio's UFO encounter
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 9:38 am by PurpleSkyz

» #QTard Drama Theater - JFK Jr. To Be Announced at Dallas Rally Oct. 17 as Pres. Trump’s 2020 Running Mate
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 9:23 am by PurpleSkyz

» Ex-NASA Scientist “Convinced” Alien Life Was Found on Mars Over 40 Years Ago
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 9:17 am by PurpleSkyz

» FULL Hour of Spectacular Sky Phenomena from around the World
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 9:13 am by PurpleSkyz

» Typhoon Hagibis horror - Fukushima radioactive waste have been washed into local stream
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 9:10 am by PurpleSkyz

» Birds dropping dead outside Coventry hospital UK, Effects of 5G?
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyToday at 9:04 am by PurpleSkyz

» MARS, a mysterious "box" is photographed by the Rover Spirit
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyYesterday at 6:02 pm by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ Black Triangular UFO Filmed Over The Ocean Near The Meeting Island In Saint Pierre, Canada plus MORE
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* EmptyYesterday at 4:36 pm by PurpleSkyz












PLEASE VISIT
CannaBananaDaze
CBD/THC OIL INFO
www.cannabananadaze.com

MEDICAL & REC
GROWING TIPS & MORE
CURE YOURSELF!


You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » PLANET AWARENESS » NATURE & ENVIRONMENT » The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park*

The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park*

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park*

Apr2

The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park*
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* 1_man-planted-a-tropical-forest-750x400
In 2009 local photographer and journalist, Jitu Kalita, discovered a dense forest at the centre of Majuli Island’s barren western shores. As Kalita explored the shoreline, he was nearly attacked by a man who had mistaken him for a poacher.
After learning that he was a photographer, the man apologized to Kalita explaining his personal investment in the forest—namely, 30-plus years of singlehandedly planting each and every tree in the 1,300 acres of pristine tropic woodland. The man’s name was Jadav Payeng.




Payeng—who lives in a small hut in a nearby forest with his wife and three kids—began planting the forest in 1979 at the age of 16. Over the years, the North-East Indian forest has become home to 115 elephants, 100 deer, numerous rhinos, Bengal tigers, apes, rabbits and vultures.
Payeng first became interested in planting the forest after noticing the effects of desertification on the island’s wildlife.
According to the Water Resources Management journal, “An estimated 175 Mha [million hectares] of land in India, constituting about 53% of the total geographical area (329 Mha), suffers from deleterious effects of soil erosion…”
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* 2__man-planted-a-tropical-forest
Majuli Island sits in the body of the Brahmaputra River and is home to about 150,000 people. Every year, monsoon season brings the water level over the walls of the island, eroding the shores and encroaching upon the shrinking landmass. After the flood, the heat dries up the land, making it brittle and susceptible to further erosion—thus the cycle begins again. Since 1917, Majuli Island has shrunk to less than half of its original size.
Payeng and local government have tried numerous times to get the forest listed as a UNESCO world heritage site to no avail.
Another one of Payeng’s ideas is to combat this process, with help from the Ministry of Agriculture, by planting a surplus of coconut trees, using their sturdy frame to help stabilize soil erosion, while simultaneously stimulating local economy. He claims that there would be tangible benefit within five years of implementing these coconut trees.
Payeng has received multiple awards, and in 2012 the Jawaharlal Nehru University vice-chancellor, Sudhir Kumar Sopory, deemed Jadav “Molai” Payeng the “forest man of India,” for his work in forestry restoration. In 2015, Payeng received the highly prestigious civilian award, Padma Shri.
Despite recognition, we are yet to see his ideas put into practice—a great source of frustration for Payeng. Surveys predict the island will be completely overcome by water within 20 years.
You can learn more about Payeng’s forest in the short film above, documented by William Douglas McMaster.
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* 3_man-planted-a-tropical-forest
The Man Who Single-Handedly Planted a Tropical Forest Larger Than Central Park* 4__man-planted-a-tropical-forest
Source*
Related Topics:
The Living Bridge of Bangladesh
The Yanomami and the Yew Tree That Fights Cancer
300 Year Old Vietnamese Forest Food System
One Boy Harvested the Wind to Help his Village*
A Whole Medicinal Tree Now Privatized by Pharmaceutical Companies
What S. Australia did to Increase Crop Yield by 300% without GMO’s!*
The French Patent an African Indigenous Plant (anti-cancerous)*
Brazil Signing Away Our Amazonian Legacy

Share this:



Thanks to: https://hwaairfan.wordpress.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum