Trees with Benefits
We are aiming to plant 1 million trees by 2025 to help reforestation, a proven method to start undoing the damage to our environment, for all our benefit. At our dedicated Lamahi site, 203 hectares of forest cover will start to be planted from August 2022. This supports fair local employment and helps improve biodiversity, encouraging native species to thrive. You’ll also receive updates detailing how the project is progressing. So both you and our planet can breathe a sigh of relief.
Tree target The first 505,000 trees are currently being planted every day on Furthr's Lamahi site. Scroll down to find out more!
Days Funded Benefex is employing a team of planters living local to their Lamahi site to plant and protect their trees. Read more below!
Benefex's Reforestation Site : Key Facts
Size in football pitches
The size of Trafalgar Square
Benefex's Lamahi site comprises just under 203 hectares of tropical forest in Nepal's Inner Terai region. Local biodiversity includes a wide array of native flora and fauna: Tropical Sal, Khair, and other trees create habitat for over 200 bird species, leopards, Asiatic elephants, and globally threatened four-horned antelope.
Less than 30% of Nepal’s forests remain from what was once an area widely-covered in biodiverse woodlands. Deforestation has led to multiple environmental and socio-economic issues, including habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and low agricultural productivity.
Employing to Plant
Whilst the site is government-owned, it's also community-managed via Nepal's highly-successful community forest management program. This makes it all-the-more powerful that our site employs staff living across the Lamahi Municipality to restore the degraded forest land at a fair wage.
So what's the plan?
The project kicks off during September 2022 and runs up to three years. Of course, we expect the site to be filled out far before given Benefex's engaged OneHub community.