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Trees in the spotlight

Trees have many benefits: they harbor CO2, they create homes for wildlife, they produce oxygen and so on. That’s why each tree species deserves to be in the spotlight. Today, it’s time to introduce the Pyrus pashia.

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Restoring trees for biodiversity and herbal gardens

Restoring forests contributes to higher levels of biodiversity. After all, trees provide different soil nutrients, shadow for those smaller plants that need it and increase the maintenance of water in the ground, all of which contribute to medicinal plants and herbal gardens to flourish. The same herbal gardens that companies like the Himalaya Drug Company depend on.

Understanding Forest-Water Connections in India

Understanding Forest-Water Connections in India

As the world starts to take stock of more than just carbon in forests, WeForest builds on our forests and water training programme launched in 2017. This ongoing adaptive and interactive programme will enable local forest stakeholders to manage their forests for water and will advance the science surrounding forest-water interactions.

Tree seedling in Khasi Hills

Healthier soil for healthier forest

The top soil in the Khasi Hills is very shallow and lacking in nutrients. A natural way to condition and fertilize soil is to add compost to the vital humus layer. It may be surprising but the foundation to a healthier cloud forest is laid by worms and kitchen scraps.

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Water capacity building in India

WeForest, in collaboration with FAO’s Forest and Water Programme and the Federation, organised a Forest-Water Capacity Building workshop in Meghalaya, India.