Brazil, South America’s largest country, is home to the Amazonian rainforest which hosts unparalleled biodiversity.
But the continued logging operations as well as the frequent wildfires during the last decade have damaged the fragile ecosystem, complicating the mission to repopulate the areas with greenery.
Sustainable planting efforts of large-scale woodlands and shrubbery remain a key objective for Treeapp.Planting strawberry guava trees and jequirity beans among many other species allows local communities and wildlife to rely on forests for habitat and livelihood creation.
Haiti is the third largest country of the Caribbean islands and remains one of the most degraded countries on earth.
With 98% of Haiti’s forests already gone, the UN estimates that 30% of the nation's remaining trees are being destroyed each year.
These forests, however, provide a major food source for the local population.
In order to save flora and fauna, large-scale reforestation efforts including the planting of orange, lemon and coconut trees are carried out in the north and south of Haiti.
Peru, located on the west coast of South America, has lost over 2 million hectares of forest since the early 2000s.
60% of the country is covered by the Amazon rainforest which continues to be exploited by large-scale logging operations.
It is essential to regenerate these degraded woodlands in order to assist the recovery of the ecosystem.
Treeapp planting activities in the north-east of the country empower farmers to take care of both forests and farms in a sustainable manner. Tree species planted here include coffee, banana and bamboo trees.
Guinea, bordering the Atlantic Ocean in East Africa, is experiencing growing population pressure and swelling suburbs.
As a result, unsustainable logging operations have made the Upper Guinean forest one of the most threatened forest systems in the world.
Mangrove swamps along coastlines and waterways are equally endangered as locals cut down trees for firewood and construction purposes.
Treeapp enables locals to repopulate these mangrove forests in order to restore ecosystems and provides a means of subsistence farming for locals.
Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island, famous for its colossal baobab trees and colourful wildlife.
Yet, over 80% of forests have been cut down to gain land for agricultural purposes and increase timber exports.
The restoration of forests is urgent in order for displaced aquatic and terrestrial species to be able to return to their habitat.
For Treeapp’s largest project to date, over 20 species of dry deciduous trees are planted on the mainland, whilst mangrove swamps are regenerated along the shoreline.
Kenya in the East of Africa is home to varied climates across the savannah, its mountainous region and the lush forests of the Great Rift Valley.
Large-scale deforestation has made the varying microclimates more severe, acutely affecting agricultural output.
Depriving the economy of roughly $80 million every year, reforestation efforts stem the tide by creating sustainable employment opportunities and protecting communities from advancing land degradation.
Tree species planted in the Kijabe region include Olive and Cape chestnut trees.
Ethiopia, Africa's oldest independent country, hosts two biodiversity hotspots, the Horn of Africa and the Eastern Afromontane, providing a major food source for the local populations.
Excessive logging operations for cooking fuel and construction purposes have, however, made way for crop and grazing lands.
Treeapp’s main objective of planting trees in the mountainous region to the north-west of Adigrat is to restore the original forest cover in order for the local population to continue their agroforestry, farming practices and beekeeping activities.
Burundi is a landlocked country located on the equatorial highlands of east-central Africa.
One of the poorest countries in the world, almost half of its forest have been cut down in order to sustain the Burundian population.
Restoring woodlands is crucial in order to protect communities from further land degradation.
The planting projects in the east and west of the country enable locals to cultivate food crops and regrow vital woodlands including degraded bamboo and pine tree forests.
Nepal is home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on earth.
Its subalpine forested hills are thinning as overharvesting of fuelwood and forest fires have left many areas stripped bare, leaving local towns vulnerable to landslides and flooding.
Our reforestation projects in the mountainous region of Nawalparasi plant Catechu and Myrobalan trees in order to mitigate the effects of natural disasters by anchoring soil and absorbing large amounts of water during flash floods and heavy rainfall.
Indonesia consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, ranking the country the 4th most populous in the world.
Traditional fishermen rely on wetlands all around the islands in which mangroves, coral reefs and seagrass flourish.
And yet, Indonesia has lost over 40% of its mangrove forests.
Treeapp is working towards rehabilitating aquatic ecosystems and protecting villages from flooding on the Biak island by planting mangroves along shorelines.
PhD candidate in Ecology - Bangor
PhD candidate in Tropical Ecology and Conservation- NMBU
Agroforestry extensionist in Peace Corps
European Agroforestry Project Developer
Food security Specialist - Yale