Plant a Tree or Plant a Forest: Jadav Payeng Fights Erosion in India

In 1979 Jadav Payeng, an award-winning nature photographer, planted some bamboo to fight erosion and has since planted a 550 hectare forest in Jorhat India. Endangered animals have returned to the area and plant life is blooming. The relatively new forest is now known as Molai.

Watch the documentary of his work “Forest Man” by William D. McMaster.

Read more about Jadavs lifetime of forest building at

Molai forest India

Molai forest, India

If you like this you might also enjoy reading about the arbor organization Tree People and learn the Monetary Value of a Tree.

Do you volunteer with a nature organization? Leave a comment below. You can also share your experience with being involved in your community on our Volunteer Story Page

Read about people around the globe who are creating sustainable change in books one and two of the Change Is Up To You  Project on book


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