BUY A TENT FROM DANCOVER AND PLANT A TREE IN MYANMAR
We have now planted over 20.000 trees in Zambia and are moving on to another important climate project - this time Tent4trees are planting mangroves in Myanmar. Every time you buy a tent from Dancover, we plant a mangrove or ‘miracle tree’ in Myanmar.
Myanmar is the poorest country in ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations), severely threatened by global warming. Myanmar has a population of 55 million people - app. 25 % or more live below the poverty line. Myanmar has already lost over 1 million ha mangrove forest since 1980 and is rapidly losing most of its mangrove forests, with only 16% left. Myanmar is therefore very vulnerable to climate change. Low-lying paddy fields have already been abandoned due to sea-level rise with salt intrusion. Over 60% of the country’s rice production comes from this region.
MANGROVES OR THE ‘MIRACLE TREE’
Mangroves can protect shorelines from erosion, as well as protecting lives and properties from extreme weather. These coastal forests serve as nurseries for local fish, underpinning livelihoods and nutrition for communities. Mangroves are also the most incredible carbon store – they store up to four times as much carbon as other tropical forests, including rainforests! The area where we plant the mangroves is dense grassland and as mangrove seeds and propagules cannot naturally regenerate since the seeds cannot reach the soil. That is why we need to support the planting process actively.
OUR CONCEPT TENTS4TREES
Under the concept Tents4trees, Dancover is now part of a project in the Yangoon Coastal Region of Myanmar restoring much-needed mangrove coastal forests. In close cooperation with Global Climate Institute, Dancover is now helping to restore the coastal forests to prevent further erosion to protect low-lying farmland and protect the food supply for the population of Myanmar.
THE GOALS OF THE PROJECT:
- Fight against climate change and global warming
- Restore mangrove forests
- Soil protection
- Secure food production and security
- Build livelihood resilience
When you buy one or more tents from Dancover, you receive a personal certificate showing information about the specific tree and the project in general. Together we can make a difference!
Mangroves are incredible for storing carbon – they store up to four times as much carbon as other tropical forests, including rainforests. Two mangrove trees sequester up to 1 ton of CO2.
20.000 trees planted in Luanshya district in Zambia in 2019/2020
In Zambia, poverty and environmental degradation are closely linked. Indeed, Zambia is one of the world’s poorest countries and has one of the highest rates of deforestation. In the Copperbelt province, large numbers of miners have been forced into charcoal production after the collapse of the mining industry, leading to even more deforestation.
Restoring the Miombo woodlots
Dancover has become part of the effort to restore Miombo woodlots, supporting sustainable socio-economic development and promoting a market for a green alternative to charcoal. The Miombo woodland is a unique African environment and important habitat for wildlife. By employing assisted natural regeneration of Miombo woodlots (plots of native woodland on farms) and introducing economic activities such as bioenergy and honey production, local communities can restore their forests. Thus, the farmer population benefits from diversified jobs, higher incomes and new skills. In short, we help locally and globally at the same time by planting trees, which over time will store Co2.
The goals of the project:
- Restore native Miombo woodlots on smallholder farms
- Promote sustainable exploitation of Miombo woodland and sustainable forest management
- Promote economic development locally
- Create more biomass to store Co2
In the Copperbelt province, the aboveground biomass in Miombo woodlands can store an average of 145.4 tons of CO2 per hectare after 20 years.