My Forest is AERF’s initiative to curb the rampant deforestation in the unprotected forests of the Northern Western Ghats by channeling fund towards conservation agreements with the private forest land owners and for building sustainable forest-based enterprises in partnership with them to ensure that the invaluable forests are not resorted to being a logging farm in times of financial need.
We invoke participation from every environmentally aware citizen to help us in the herculean task of saving and regenerating these forest patches which lack government support but are immensely important biodiversity havens, carbon sinks and wildlife corridors in the Northern Western Ghats.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T ADDRESS THE ISSUE?
Frequent landslides leading to loss of human life
Increased carbon in the atmosphere
Increased local temperatures
Loss of species
Loss of healthy water sources
cubic meters of rainfall recycled each year
tons of CO2 sequestered