Asia Initiatives

Engaging Youth In Environmental Preservation

Doon Valley, India

The Doon Valley in the lower Himalayas is filled with lush forests that house an incredibly precious ecosystem of flora and fauna. Unfortunately, these forests are at risk due to increased development and deforestation.

To save the environmental heritage of this area, we have partnered with Friends of the Doon Society to enlist students of the region to fight back deforestation by planting new trees. In a holistic program to raise environmental awareness and train the new generation of conservation leaders, students are given sessions on why their local habitats are valuable and what needs to be done to save them. To date, the program has been run in 25 schools with 8,000 trees planted. This year we are on track to increase our impact to 15,000 trees in 2020.