Resource Details

Sawed Trust, WeForest: Sirumalai Hills, India

Project: Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info


  • Sawed Trust (local NGO)
  • WeForest (Belgium and U.S. - based NGO)


Species Info

  • Atrorcarpus
  • Acascia
  • Ailanthus
  • Azadridicta
  • Bambusa
  • Ceiba
  • Tamarnidus
  • Bassica
  • Tectonia


  • Train local communities of Sirumalai Hills in sustainable reforestation to address food insecurity caused by population growth, land degradation and water shortage.  Objectives: restore 620 hectares of forest, create jobs (80% for women) through replanting, strengthen conservation education, train farmers on organic practices, introduce fuel efficient stoves
  • Website as of 8/14/2013 indicates 8,037 trees planted
  • This project is ongoing in Western Ghats: Sirumalai, South of India - state of Tamil Nadu.

Geographical Region

  • South Asia
  • Ecosystems


  • India
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