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Here’s How The “10 Billion Tree Tsunami” Initiative Transformed One Area In Just A Year

Published 4 months ago

Back in 2018, Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, launched a nationwide campaign called the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami where he promised to combat the effects of global warming by planting a whopping 10 billion trees, the largest tree plantation project in the country yet. The initiative seems to be going great and the project has recently received an update showing just how much planting the trees changed the surrounding environment – and you’ll be surprised how much things can change in as little as a year!

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A few years ago, the Prime Minister of Pakistan launched a nationwide campaign called the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami

The project has recently received an update showing just how much the surrounding environment changed in a year

Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

The video was shared by Malik Amin Aslam, Pakistan’s Advisor to the Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Climate Change. It compares how the Balloki Nature Reserve looked back in 2019 and how it looks today. Before planting the trees, the area looked dry and barren but just a year later it looks lush, green, and almost unrecognizable.

As the name suggests, the project aims to combat the effects of global warming by planting a whopping 10 billion trees

Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

Pakistan aims to plant the 10 billion trees over the span of five years, restoring wildlife habitats, enriching the soil, and providing jobs in the process.

The 10 billion trees will be planted over a five year period

Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

According to The Redd Monitor, Pakistan has already planted 350,000 hectares of trees and back in February, the country’s ministry announced that they plan on planting 250 million saplings this spring, aiming to populate the bare spaces in cities. Although it isn’t clear if they succeeded as the coronavirus pandemic forced the country into lockdown.

10 Billion Tree Tsunami includes 3 regions with 27 divisions

Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

The country has planted 350,000 hectares of trees so far and created 3,500 green enclosures

Image credits: Ten Billion Tree Tsunami

The project hopes to restore wildlife habitats, enrich the soil, and provide jobs in the process

 

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