Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world due to its geographical location. Natural calamities like cyclones, tidal waves, and floods hit the country every year. Climate change is increasing the incidence of cyclones, tidal waves, and floods; at the same time, sea level rise, heavy rainfall, lack of rain, drought, and river erosion are increasing alarmingly.
Besides, the intrusion of salt water is increasing in coastal areas. In order to tackle these problems, Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation has introduced the "Climate-friendly Tree Plantation" project. This project was inaugurated on 6th September 2022 by planting a seedling of a sal tree at the Kabi Nazrul Park, Jadavpur, Tangail.
Reduction of carbon dioxide in the air, protection from cyclones, ensuring clean environment, economic prosperity, and protection of biodiversity.
Encouraging common people to plant trees around their habitations and in private fallow lands and implement the project with the help of local bodies e.g. Union Parishad and Upazila Parishad.
To implement the project BONDHU has devised some strategies. They are as follows: Promoting tree plantation by adopting various measures, encouraging mass people, developing the skills of the beneficiaries and producing, distributing, planting, caring, monitoring, selecting seedlings, preparing seedling sites, etc.
The following trees have been selected for the climate-friendly tree plantation project.
Pride of India/Jarul (Lagerstroemia speciosaI), Black cutch/Khair (Senegalia catechu), White Siris/Karai (Albizia procera), Siris Tree (Albizia lebbeck), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni), Red silk-cotton tree/Shimul (Bombax ceiba), Chebulic myrobalan/Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Sal tree (Shorea robusta), Earleaf acacia/Akashmoni (Acacia auriculiformis), East African mahogany/Lombu (Khaya anthotheca), Golden Shower Tree/Sonalu (Cassia fistula), Arjun tree (Terminalia arjuna), Karoch (Dalbergia reniformis), Burflower-tree/Kadam (Neolamarckia cadamba), Wild Almond/Hijal (Barringtonia acutangula), False white teak/Pituli (Mallotus nudiflorus), Teak/Segun (Tectona grandis), White Teak/Gamhar (Gmelina arborea), Garjan (Dipterocarpus turbinatus), Chaplaish (Artocarpus chaplasha), Rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis), Ironwood/Lohakath (Xylia xylocarpa), Civit tree (Swintonia floribunda), Telshur/White thingan (Hopea odorata), Agar wood (Aquilaria malaccensis), Coral Wood/Rokton (Adenanthera pavonina), Blackboard tree/Chatim/Saptaparni (Alstonia scholaris), Almond Nut Tree (Terminalia catappa), Gaub (Diospyros peregrina), Betel Nut Palm/Supari (Areca catechu), Date (Phoenix sylvestris), Cashew nut Tree/Kaju Badam (Anacardium occidentale), Wood Apple/Bel (Limonia acidissima), Hog Plum Tree/Aamra (Spondias pinnaata), Mango (Mangifera indica), Black plum/Jamun Tree (Syzygium cumini), Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), Lychee (Litchi chinensis), Elephant wood apple Tree/Kadbel(Limonia acidissima), Rambai/Lotkon (Baccaurea motleyana), Sapodilla/Sofeda (Manilkara zapota), Elephant Apple/Chalta (Dillenia indica), Olive (Olea europaea), Pomelo/Jambura (Citrus maxima), Coconut Tree (Cocos nucifera), Tamarind (Tamarindus indica), Indian gooseberry/Amlaki (Phyllanthus emblica), Monkey Jack Tree/Deuya (Artocarpus lacucha) and Palmyra Palm/Taal (Borassus flabellifer).
BONDHU aims to implement this project in every union of the 64 districts of Bangladesh.
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