Draw down atmospheric CO2 by planting trees in Tajikistan
Tajikistan is very vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. It suffers from natural disasters such as floods, land slides and avalanches because of erosion caused mainly by deforestation. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan was facing an energy crisis. The supply of coal and electricity came to an abrupt halt, and people resorted to cutting down trees in order to warm their houses and cook. The forested area decreased to only 3%, the lowest fraction of all countries in Central Asia.
The Dasht foundation aims to increase the afforested area of Tajikistan. We plant trees to draw down the atmospheric CO2, but also for instance to function as agricultural wind-breaks for smallholder farmers. The farmers in return ensure permanence of trees. The Tajikistan Tree project starts in April 2020, when we support the locals in planting 5000 trees on the northern side of about 30 farms in Rasht district. After this pilot study we will upscale our activities in the years to come. With no other sources of funding, we kindly ask you for financial support. Dasht is a non-profit foundation that guarantees full transparency in how donations are used. Click here
to help us get this project off the ground!