EDEN REFORESTATION PROJECTS

WHO THEY ARE

Eden Reforestation Projects has been funding tropical reforestation and reducing extreme poverty for over 14 years.  They: 

  • Plant in Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Nepal, Indonesia, Haiti and Belize.  

  • Have a 2020 goal to plant 100 million native species trees and mangroves (the latter being especially efficient at capturing carbon) and increase this number to 500 million in 2025.  

  • Have already planted over 443,556,600 trees, including about 10% in agroforestry (e.g., fruit trees planted to support local villages).

  • Employ over 15,000 full and seasonal workers (mainly women), working in nurseries, planting trees and protecting them once planted.

  • Are a 501(c)(3) organization based in Glendora, California.

  • Apply approximately seventy-eight cents of every donated dollar to their mission and program expenses. 

WHAT THEY DO

  • Eden team leaders have developed systems to count and sort seedlings from nurseries and propagules from mangroves.

  • Local villagers then plant the seedlings and propagules within designated sites.

  • Seedling and propagule mortality is about 20%, but natural regeneration compensates for this by multiplying the impact of those that survive.  

  • Natural regeneration typically exceeds 200% of the original numbers planted at mangrove sites.

  • The same multiplication effect is seen in Nepal and in dry deciduous sites in Madagascar.

HOW THEY ENSURE AND MONITOR SUCCESS

  • ​The local villagers, who are in extreme poverty and do this work in their communities, have an economic incentive and a sense of “ownership” that ensure the success and protection of the restoration projects.

  • The projects are mainly on tribal lands or in national reserves under agreements with government entities that provide for the development of perpetual forests.

  • Eden is permanently in its growing regions and conducts reporting and monitoring activities annually to ensure tree survival and quality. 

  • It also works with third-party verification partners, including the Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University and Leeds University in the U.K.

  • Eden uses technical monitoring systems and employs local villagers to guard and protect the newly reforested sites.

PLANT A FOREST WITH

EDEN REFORESTATION PROJECTS

Follow this link directly to Eden Reforestation Projects to donate to their tree planting projects in the tropics. Watch your saplings grow.