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Trees for Ecotourism

Sikkim, India

Available for Adoption: 15,000 Trees

Project Purpose
Trees for the Himalayas

Location

The project involves plantation of 70,000 local trees divided amongst two ecological regions of Sikkim; the sub-tropical habitat in the fringes of Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary covering the reserve forests area of Chandaney, Lailakha, and Chandaney ranges in East Sikkim and the temperate habitat at the reserve forests of Tsomgo watershed in East Sikkim.

Aim

Enhancement of

Biodiversity

Carbon Sequestration

Promotion of

Ecotourism

Generation of

Rural Employment

Improvement of

Wildlife Habitats

Why Trees?
The Sikkim Human Development Report 2014 recognised tourism as one of the potential sectors for growth and livelihood creation. Situated at the south-eastern corner of the tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim, the Pangolakha range has been selected to implement the plantation project. Plantation of trees at the forest ranges and in their surrounding villages will help in the ecological and wildlife restoration, and in improving the quality of life of local communities, making them more self-sustained. The tourism sector has emerged as the vital industry of Sikkim in recent decades, providing direct employment to at least 40,000 people.

India has two out of the eighteen biodiversity hot-spots in the world, located in the Western Ghats and the Eastern Himalayas. As per the Sikkim ENVIS Report, Sikkim covers only 0.2% geographical area of the country landmass and has been identified as one of the hot-spot in the Eastern Himalayas. The Himalayas are continuously under global pressure of climate change, which is adversely impacting its fragile ecosystems, rich biodiversity, and sensitive local livelihoods. Forests and climate change are intimately intertwined. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, the forests capture atmospheric carbon dioxide at a rate equivalent to about one-third the amount released annually by burning fossil fuels. Stopping deforestation and regenerating forests, therefore, could provide up to 30 per cent of the climate solution.

Social Impact
The tree plantation will help in promoting sustainable eco-tourism and wildlife tourism by improving the overall ecological health and enhancing wildlife habitat in a particular area. The plantation project of 70,000 trees in Sikkim is speculated to create over 5,700 workdays for the rural and tribal communities of Sikkim, including women self-help groups. Indigenous communities are the ones that know their forests the best and that’s why they are encouraged to get involved in plantation activities starting from the pit digging process to their maintenance after the maturity of trees. Through trees, the local communities will be able to attain sustainable income sources in the form of timber-based produce and non-timber forest produces. In terms of carbon offsetting, these trees are going to offset approximately 1.4 million kgs of carbon dioxide! These trees will also help in conserving the local flora and fauna by providing them with adequate food and natural habitat sources.

Adoption Status:

Name of the Company Number of Trees Adopted FY
MakeMyTrip Foundation 50,000 2019-20
Blue Dart Express Ltd. 20,000 2017-18
Tree Species
  • Silver Fir
    Common Name
    Silver Fir

    Botanical Name
    Abies alba
  • Tooni
    Common Name
    Tooni

    Botanical Name
    Toona ciliata
  • Pani Saj
    Common Name
    Pani Saj

    Botanical Name
    Eurya japonica
  • Kaijal
    Common Name
    Kaijal

    Botanical Name
    Bischofia javanica
  • Chinday
    Common Name
    Chinday

    Botanical Name
    Pentapanax leschenaulti
  • Rhododendron
    Common Name
    Rhododendron

    Botanical Name
    Rhododendron kiusianum
  • Lakhuri
    Common Name
    Lakhuri

    Botanical Name
    Araucaria bindrabunensis
  • Chan
    Common Name
    Chan

    Botanical Name
    Santalum album
  • Titey Chaap
    Common Name
    Titey Chaap

    Botanical Name
    Phlogacanthus thursiflorus
  • Kafal
    Common Name
    Kafal

    Botanical Name
    Myrica esculenta
  • Asarey
    Common Name
    Asarey

    Botanical Name
    Viburnum erubescens
  • Faladho
    Common Name
    Faladho

    Botanical Name
    N/A
  • Khanakpa
    Common Name
    Khanakpa

    Botanical Name
    Evodia fraxinifolia
  • Peepli
    Common Name
    Peepli

    Botanical Name
    Exbucklia populnea
  • Chilaunay
    Common Name
    Chilaunay

    Botanical Name
    Schima wallichii
  • Mushuray Katush
    Common Name
    Mushuray Katush

    Botanical Name
    Castanopsis hystrix
  • Paarang
    Common Name
    Paarang

    Botanical Name
    Mimosa procera
  • Lokta
    Common Name
    Lokta

    Botanical Name
    Daphne spp.


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