Billion Tree Tsunami

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Billion Tree Tsunami
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LocationPakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
CountryPakistan
Key peopleImran khan
Established2014 (2014)
Website103.240.220.71/btt/

The Billion Tree Tsunami was launched in 2014, by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan, as a response to the challenge of global warming. Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests and degraded land to surpass its Bonn Challenge commitment.[1][2] The project aimed at improving the ecosystems of classified forests, as well as privately owned waste and farm lands, and therefore entails working in close collaboration with concerned communities and stakeholders to ensure their meaningful participation through effectuating project promotion and extension services.[3] The projected was completed in August 2017, ahead of schedule.[4]

Inspiration[edit]

The Billion Tree Tsunami Project is driven by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s vision of green growth which ties in the needs for sustainable forestry development, generating green jobs, gender empowerment, preserving Pakistan’s natural capital while also addressing the global issue of climate change.[5]

Afforestation Regions[edit]

The Billion Tree Tsunami covers the whole province of KPK.

Region Division
Central-Southern Forest Region-I Peshawar
Northern Forest Region-II Abbottabad
Northern Forest Region-III Malakand

10 Billion Tree Tsunami[edit]

On 3rd September, 2018, Imran Khan launched a 5 year, country-wide 10 billion tree plantation drive from Makhniyal, KPK to combat the effects of global warming.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pakistan's Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests and degraded land to surpass Bonn Challenge commitment". International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Pakistan (KPK)". Bonn Challenge. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  3. ^ "About Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project". Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  4. ^ Hutt, Rosamond (2 July 2018). "Pakistan has planted over a billion trees". World Economic Forum.
  5. ^ "Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project – Country's largest plantation drive". Forestry, Environment & Wildlife Department, KP. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  6. ^ "10 Billion Tree Tsunami drive launched". The Nation. 3 September 2018.

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