Forests all around the globe, which are already shrinking at an alarming rate, are slowly reaching their maximum carbon storage capacity – they won't be able to absorb much more carbon for the decades to come. At the very least, we need new methods of carbon capture to take up the burden of human industry.
There are lots of different approaches to this problem. But it's only by planting trees that we can increase carbon capture, revitalise species and provide social and economic benefits to local communities.
Monarc plants a minimum of 20 trees per month, and each customer order made through our web shop plants one more.
Monarc chooses to sponsor and plant trees in Madagascar currently, and here's a little about why we see this as crucial:
Over the course of 150 years Madagascar has lost over 80% of its forests through brutal slash-and-burn practices for agriculture, selective logging for precious wood and in some cases, forest clearing for mining.
Madagascar’s rich ecosystem, composed of over 11,000 local plant species, has quickly been stripped of life. Soil erosion has depleted the country's agricultural capacity and advanced poverty in rural populations. Our focus here is to bring life back into Madagascar’s original ecosystems and economy, to ensure diverse local tree species are planted and jobs are created.
Please get in touch here if you'd like to learn more about the Treeapp process.