|Jadav Payeng-picture on www.c-nes.org|
"A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav "Molai" Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India's Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly."
Read the article by Stephen Messenger about this incredible endeavor on the Treehugger website here.
You may also want to read this article by on c-nes.org here.