The amount you wish to give is entirely left to you. The Times of India recently caught up with Payeng in his remote forest lodge to learn more about how he came to leave such an indelible mark on the landscape: It all started way back in 1979 when floods washed a large number of snakes ashore on the sandbar. Officials promptly seized various articles used by the poachers to trap the animals. His efforts became known to the authorities in 2008, when forest department officials went to the area in search of a herd of 115 elephants that had retreated into the forest after damaging property in the village of Aruna Chapori, which is about 1. Bamboo covers an area of over 300 hectares. Well I don't know, maybe Illidan planted a forest that size too, I mean, maybe the wardens took him out for community service, he had 10k years in the end and he didn't lose any muscle mass, so he must have been doing something. We could literally build a paradise outside of every door with in a decade.
In the past 30 years, his seed-planting endeavors have resulted in a massive, 1,360-acre jungle in Assam, a forest ecosystem that has left an incredible mark on the Indian landscape and stands as a testament to Payeng's dedication. Who would protect these animals if we, as superior beings, start hunting them? It turns out, where there is a will, there is a way. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full- time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. However one Indian man has made a stand — by single-handedly planting and cultivating a 1,360 acre forest that is home to a complex, thriving ecosystem. Locals, whose homes had been destroyed by the pachyderms, wanted to cut down the forest, but Payeng dared them to kill him instead. He started working on the forest in 1979 when the social forestry division of launched a scheme of tree plantation on 200 hectares at Aruna Chapori situated at a distance of 5 km from Kokilamukh in. Binita, his wife, and his 3 children two sons and a daughter accompany him.
Respect for the dude, but I have to admit that I first clicked on the thread because I misread the title. In fact, they were not even aware of his incredible work until 2008, when they were trying to track down a giant herd of elephants that had destroyed some property, and found them hiding in the Mulai forest. Molai forest is also home to monkeys and several varieties of birds, including a large number of vultures. However, very few of us do anything that can make an impact on the entire world, only because we believe we can't do it alone. How quickly could + - 6 billion replant all our forests? Besides extending the woods, Mr. The forest, called the Molai woods, now serves as a safe haven for numerous birds, deers, rhinos, tigers, and elephants — species increasingly at risk from habitat loss elsewhere.
He has cattle and buffalo on his farm and sells the milk for his livelihood, which is his only source of income. It's gone for less, and he's a true example for young folks to follow. One day, after the waters had receded, Payeng, only 16 then, found the place dotted with the dead reptiles. Find out what they recommend to plant. . I alerted the forest department and asked them if they could grow trees there. He not only looked after the plants, but continued to plant more trees on his own, in an effort to transform the area into a forest.
Ahh man, now I feel like planting a tree. In 1979, Payeng, then 16, encountered a large number of reptiles that had died after floods washed them onto the tree-less sandbar. We all try to do our share in helping reduce global warming with small things like generating less trash, taking shorter showers or turning off unnecessary lights. In the month of October 2013, he was honoured at the during their annual event Coalescence. Instead, they asked me to try growing bamboo. It was awarded the Best Documentary prize at the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase in the American Pavilion at the. Mack The Knife wrote:Vikram, thanks a lot for posting this.
Molai was one of the labourers who worked in that project which was completed after five years. He was not dissuaded; instead he dedicated himself to the task of nurturing the forest, and his dedication has produced results. Now that ought to get him the Peace Prize or something. According to the Asian Age, Payeng has dedicated his life to the upkeep and growth of the forest. There are several thousand trees, including valcol, arjun Terminalia arjuna , ejar Lagerstroemia speciosa , goldmohur Delonix regia , koroi Albizia procera , moj Archidendron bigeminum and himolu Bombax ceiba.
Also, I agree 100% with that poster in that we could have forests everywhere if everyone did the same. Even if it worked out to 1 acre per person that we planted. The government is now re-focusing its efforts on the area and planning to extend the forest out another 500 hectares 1,235 acres. Then to think, what if this type of initiative was taken to all aspects of the world. He has cattle and buffalo on his farm and sells the milk for his livelihood, which is his only source of income. He has been at it for 30 years. I can't wait til I have my own land where I can grow more of my own food, raise animals and plant trees while trying to live as sustainable as possible.
Had he been i Fuente: Muebles Todo Terreno:. Accepting a life of isolation, he started living alone on the sandbar as a teenager — spending his days tending the burgeoning plants. These are also the focus of 's 2013 film documentary. Finally, Payeng may get the help — and recognition — he deserves. This is also the sort of person, we as a group, should support and encourage. Accepting a life of isolation, he started living alone on the sandbar as a teenager -- spending his days tending the burgeoning plants. You can also plant a forest in your lifetime.
Now his aim is to spread his forest to another sand bar inside of Brahmaputra. I alerted the forest department and asked them if they could grow trees there. It pains me to see how we treat this planet, and that I am also part of the problem. In an interview from 2012, he revealed that he has lost around 100 of his cows and buffaloes to the tigers in the forest, but blames the people who carry out large scale encroachment and destruction of forests as the root cause of the plight of wild animals. One day, after the waters had receded, Payeng , only 16 then, found the place dotted with the dead reptiles. The forest department suggested bamboo instead as the sandbar would not support trees. Especially ones that produce food or medicine for people.
Originally posted by Jackasszilla Flagged. Originally posted by jude11 Even if it worked out to 1 acre per person that we planted. Originally posted by stanguilles7 Originally posted by jude11 Even if it worked out to 1 acre per person that we planted. Instead, they asked me to try growing bamboo. It was then that assistant conservator of forests Gunin Saikia met Payeng for the first time.