Tag: Ecosystem

This Man Saves His Island By Planting A Tree Everyday For 37 Years

Jadav Payeng lives on an island named Majuli Island. What once was a land of beautiful forest and wildlife, turned into an eroding wasteland over the years of agricultural development and human influence.   Payeng wants to bring this ecosystem back. The dedicated arborist started a daily mission to plant one tree every day. He’s been doing this since 1979, and has now managed to turn Majuli and neighbouring Jorhat with a tropical paradise once again.   115 elephants, rhino, deer, and tigers now call this 550-hectare forest home. “I will continue to plant until my last breath.” “I...

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