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Huadu Afforestation

Supporting communities to turn barren land into healthy forests


Across China are swathes of lands with a poor ecological environment and rocky desertification. Without intervention to bolster biodiversity, these lands would remain barren, unable to sustain thriving plant life, provide refuge for animals or support the local economy.

Afforestation, Reforestation Revegetation (ARR)

Sustainable Development Goals

1. No Poverty

25,000 temporary and 75 long-term workers

from planting and technicians for the project

3. Good Health and Well-Being

Community wellbeing

from jobs and project activities

4. Quality Education

Training and upskilling

for technicians to improve professional experience

5. Gender Equality

15,369 temporary and 35 long-term jobs for women

of the jobs created by the project 

8. Decent work and economic growth

75 technicians hired 

to carry out ongoing monitoring as part of the overall jobs hired for the project

13. Climate Action

702,000 tonnes of CO2

mitigated through project activities 

15. Life on land

43,000 hectares

of land as part of the project activities 

The Solution

Situated within Bijie City in China’s Guizhou province, this project plants native species on these barren lands to sequester carbon dioxide. By afforesting an area that was previously desertified, the project protects biodiversity as it increases the connectivity of forests and improves soil and water conservation in the karst region. Reforestation efforts include planting China fir, Cypress and Pinus armandii trees which are native species. 

Image credit: Pixabay
Image credit: Pixabay

The Impact

During the monitoring period, 10 species of plants and animals were discovered as a result of biodiversity improvement efforts. In tandem to producing these environmental benefits the project additionally contributes towards sustainable development - creating jobs for local communities in the region. 

Project ID: 304030
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