Blue Dart Express Limited has shown tremendous initiative by planting 111,000 trees this year to save tigers' habitat by adopting a project Trees for Tigers - a Wildlife corridor between Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh & Pench National Park, Maharashtra, India with a commitment of 333,000 trees in 3 consecutive years!
The project area is on the periphery of 5-10 km around the tiger reserve in Karwahi village. Tree plantation in the area will secure the habitat of the tigers as well as provide ample forest-based resources to the tribal groups (the Gond and Meena community) living in these areas and dependent on trees for food, fuel, and livelihood. Pench is well known as the setting of Rudyard Kipling’s -The Jungle Book. Often referred to as “Mowgli-land”, the depiction of Mowgli’s jungle-home as lush green, full of wild yet endearing animals and a place of peaceful coexistence is an ideal that Grow-Trees is trying to actively preserve in these parts reducing man-animal conflict.
Trees planted have created approximately 9086 workdays of jobs in the nursery, planting activities alone and is expected offset 22,20,000 kgs of carbon/year once mature.
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