HOT PRESS
Vol.554 July 26, 2017

Plant, Nurture and Create a Forest Towards a Greener Future.

Tree-planting at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre that protects more than 1,200 animals of 100 kinds including endangered species

Tree-planting at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre that protects more than 1,200 animals of 100 kinds including endangered species

Entering the final year of the Three-year Tree-planting Programs in Both Phnom Penh City, Cambodia, and Atsuma Town, Hokkaido

In aim to restore forests that were lost due to disasters or deforestation, AEON Environmental Foundation is engaged in tree-planting with volunteers in various areas around the world. This year, two areas are entering the final year of the three-year programs that launched in 2015. Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, Cambodia’s largest wildlife rescue facility, which serves as a public park for the citizens, had been deforested due to the past civil war and lumbering. Aiming to expedite the restoration of the forest, the Foundation has planted 21,000 saplings together with a total of 2,400 volunteers for three years. In Atsuma Town, Hokkaido that boasts
the largest cultivation area of haskap in Japan, 17,000 saplings have been planted for three years with the help of a total of 1,750 volunteers. The tree-planting for reforestation took place in the upstream areas of Atsuma River, which serves as a source of agricultural water with the aim to conserve the soil’s watershed cultivation functions essential to retain water and grow plants.

Tree-planting in upstream areas of Atsuma River in southern Hokkaido

Tree-planting in upstream areas of Atsuma River in southern Hokkaido