Reforestation and forest restoration as means of combating desertification, climate change, and pollution are now high on the agenda of the Lebanese government, especially in the wake of the 40 Million Tree Campaign and the COP21 in Paris.
Close cooperation between government and non-government organizations, private sector and environmentally- engaged individuals is needed to meet this challenge.
As private entities and Lebanese citizens around the world are key enablers of reforestation, LRI is launching the ReforestAction initiative. ReforestAction makes it possible for you to support the birth or restoration of a forest in LRI-supported biocorridors or an area of your choice, while supporting improved livelihoods for rural communities.
Forests provide a large number of valuable environmental services, including air filtration and pollution control, Carbon storage, water purification, water and soil protection against natural disasters, additional income to rural communities through direct and indirect benefits, recreation and wellbeing and many others.
ReforestAction enables you to:
Restore the environment of the area you choose, and thus create positive environmental impact. This will translate into:
In addition, we will support you in gaining visibility thanks to social and local media coverage and our communication follow through.
You’re one step away
Enhancement of the Association for Forests, Development and Conservation (AFDC) Nursery- Ramlieh, started in December 2011.
87,576 seedlings are being produced for outplanting under LRI practices, utilizing: Pioneering seedling containers, Fortified growing media, Advanced fertilization program, Improved irrigation system, Professional technical assistance.
MFDCL Center, Ramlieh
The nine nurseries under the LRI project were represented in the workshop with other concerned participants from different regions in Lebanon that are involved in reforestation. Overall, more than 35 people participated.
According to the evaluations, the workshop presented the participants with valuable information covering the most important nursery practices and outplanting techniques that will insure higher quality seedlings and higher survivability of seedlings on the field.
Finally, with the agreement of the nursery growers, the first Lebanon native tree nursery association was formed. This new association will insure that all information concerning proper nursery practices will be shared in order to learn from failure and success stories of the nursery growers. The association will help organizing and managing the species needs for reforestation according to regions. This will minimize the risks of overproducing a certain species by all nurseries or the opposite. Better communication amongst the nurseries is a must for more successful reforestation project planning in the future and the association will insure this.
According to the evaluations, the workshop presented the participants with valuable information covering the most important nursery practices and outplanting techniques that will insure higher quality seedlings and higher survivability of seedlings on the field.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY MATERIAL