HOT PRESS
Vol.504 August 19, 2015

Handing Down Green Planet to the Next Generation

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tree planting was conducted in Cambodia and Myanmar with local volunteers.

On June 27th, Aeon Environmental Foundation implemented the first tree planting at the Phnom Tamao Zoological and Wildlife Rescue Center located in the south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The center protects more than 1,200 animals of 98 kinds, including endangered species, and also serves as a public park for relaxation. However, some parts of the forest inside has deforested due to lumbering and the past civil war. Aiming to reforest the park and thus contribute to conservation of biodiversity, the Foundation launched three-year tree planting project. Together with a total of 730 volunteers from Cambodia and Japan, the Foundation planted 7,000 saplings. On July 18th, the Foundation held the third tree planting nearby the Pyugyi Reservoir on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. The lake, which has been the water source for lives of the locals, is feared to run short, due to the degradation of watershed cultivation function of the surrounding forest. In response to such situation, the Foundation started tree planting in 2012 to restore the forest’s function. This year, which marks the final year of the planting, a total of 1,000 volunteers from Myanmar and Japan planted about 10,000 saplings.
Aeon will continue to plant trees with local citizens, aiming to conserve the green planet and hand it down to the next generation.
Yangon, Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar