Reforestation in Armenia

In Armenia, 30% of the population still lives below the poverty line. Reforestation projects fight desertification, combat soil erosion, preserve the water and empower the local communities, creating jobs and increasing their income. 

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Once a country covered with thick forests, Armenia’s forest coverage has diminished over the centuries 

because of poor landscape management, dominance of agriculture, but also because of illegal wood logging due to the energy crisis in the 1990s, during the first Nagorno-Karabakh war. 

Now only 11% of the country is covered with forests, and 80% of the land is considered to be under threat of desertification or already desertic to some degree. 

The country is also facing the negative impact of global warming: in the last 90 years, the average yearly temperature has raised by 1.23°C, resulting in desertification and deforestation of large areas of land. In only 50 years, the volume of precipitations has gone down by 10% and drought is now possible, even in historically very humid areas. 

With our partner of My Forest Armenia, we want to recover damaged forest ecosystems by implementing different strategies. These include: planting native tree species, sowing seeds in forest restoration areas, coppicing, as well as promoting natural regeneration processes.  

  • 300 more hectares secured for trees  
  • 17 endemic tree species & 10 shrub species  
  • 2 nurseries and 1 greenhouse 
  • 38 permanent staff 
  • 70-90 seasonal workers during planting and maintenance  
  • 150 hectares already reforested
  • 300 more hectares secured for trees

Engaging in reforestation has an eminently social dimension.  

From seed collections to forest rangers, increasing forest coverage empowers rural villagers. It gives them solid training in a useful field, and it gives them an income while doing profoundly meaningful work. Forests will benefit them directly literally for centuries to come. Reducing poverty and increasing forests are linked. By helping people, we help forests. By helping forests, we help people.

Preserve biodiversity by planting endemic species. 

The tree planting season in Armenia takes place in the months of March, April and November.

Reforestation

Go Forest does not focus solely on biodiversity but also aims to bring about behavioral changes to tackle the root causes of soil and deforestation problems. Each of us can have a positive impact on tomorrow’s world.

Ash Tree Go Forest

One of the trees we plant is the Ash tree

Care for communities​

At Go Forest, we don’t just plant trees. We engage in much more, such as ensuring sustainable support for local communities. We do so by using the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which serve as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future. Depending on the region and the project, you’ll be supporting different SDGs. Our project in Armenia focuses on the following SDGs: 

SDG8
SDG13 Climate Action
SDG15 Life on Land
SDG17
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Let's plan(t) the future together.

Forests are an important player in the fight against global warming. A large portion of all the CO2 in the atmosphere is absorbed by the forests and stored in the form of organic carbon in the wood and soil. 

Unfortunately, deforestation and land use change also contribute 17% to the greenhouse effect. But one of the most important and simplest ways to counteract global warming is to create greater biodiversity by planting forests. This is exactly what we at Go Forest, in co-operation with companies, are doing. 

Argentina

6

tree species are planted

Madagascar

34

different tree species

Belgium

30

years of maintenance

Our projects

We don’t only plant your trees, we take care of them as well. 

Argentina

The reforestation program in Argentina does not only address biodiversity challenges, but also social issues, by creating the conditions allowing indigenous communities to thrive, while recovering biodiversity.
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Madagascar

Madagascar’s biodiversity is a very special one. The country has developed its own ecosystem and magnificent wildlife since it split from the African continent 160 million years ago.
VERTICAL BELGIUM

Belgium

Thousands of hectares of forests are disappearing in Belgium. With our partner PlantC, we make our rural territories resilient again! Support sustainable agriculture and forestry in Belgium.
VERTICAL Armenia

Armenia

In Armenia, reforestation projects fight desertification, combat soil erosion, preserve the water and empower local communities, creating jobs and increasing their income.
VERTICAL congo

Congo

Our partner in Faja Lobi is working on an integrated project of reforestation & sustainable development to face the challenges of a changing climate and social inequality.  
VERTICAL PERU

Peru

Protect and regenerate the biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon. With our reforestation partner Camino Verde, it is our mission to restore the forest landscapes by strengthening communities.

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Motivated to take your company to the next green level? 

We will gladly explain more about our vision and possibilities! 

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