Khasi Hills, India
Supporting Khasi communities to regenerate their forest
The Khasi Hills in the Indian ecoregion of Meghalaya are known as the wettest place on earth, as well as for their unique biodiversity.
The villagers are Khasi tribes who have asked WeForest to help them restore their forests. Training, alternative sources of fuel and new farming techniques are key if we want to stop further forest degradation.
WeForest is also distributing fuel-efficient cookers to further improve forest and family health.
Why and how we're working here
The project's impact on
The local communities play a key role in the restoration: they manage the tree nurseries, perform the required thinning, weeding, establish the natural fire lines, and delimit the no-go zones to protect the forest from animal grazing and human interference.