Thailand

From 2001 to 2020 the country lost around 2.17 million hectares of tree cover.

Why restore in Thailand?

Restoring forests in Thailand is crucial for several reasons:

1. Biodiversity Conservation: Protects a rich variety of flora and fauna, including endangered species.

2. Climate Change Mitigation: Forests absorb carbon dioxide, helping to combat global warming.

3. Water and Soil Conservation: Forests maintain water quality, prevent soil erosion, and support agriculture.

4. Cultural Importance: Preserves the cultural and spiritual heritage of local communities.

5. Economic Benefits: Provides livelihoods through sustainable timber, non-timber products, and ecotourism.

6. Climate Adaptation: Enhances resilience against climate change impacts like floods and landslides.

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How we started

In Northern Thailand, marginalized ethnic minorities, including refugees from Myanmar, face citizenship issues, leaving them vulnerable. These hilltribe farmers struggle with limited access to land and essential services. Our partner, Planta Mi Árbol, partners with them to teach regenerative farming and advocate for their rights.

Effective land management helps combat climate change and improves relationships with local authorities.

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Where we're working

Planta Mi Árbol primarily collaborates with ethnic minorities in Northern Thailand, many of whom have been displaced from Myanmar, Laos, or Southern China. These communities often face uncertain legal status, making it challenging for them to secure employment, land ownership, or access essential services.

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Our progress to date

Here are some key statistics: Our partner operates in three program watersheds, facilitating 55 savings groups, and engaging 72 participating families, benefiting a total of 283 individuals.