Rainforest Rescue International

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Rainforest Rescue International

Sri Lanka
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
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Dr. Ranil Senanayake developed a new philosophy in reforestation and farming called Analog Forestry in 1980 and since then it has spread to 13 countries. His idea is that in order to most efficiently and lastingly reforest a plot of land, one must observe the plant and tree species that grew there naturally and replant those species in a way analogous to the original growth. This method seeks to mimic nature rather than follow a man-made pattern. His 17- acre model analog forest in Sri Lanka demonstrates that the restoration and protection of rainforests and natural resources is compatible with the economic well being of rural communities.

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Dr. Ranil Senanayake developed a new philosophy in reforestation and farming called Analog Forestry in 1980 and since then it has spread to 13 countries. His idea is that in order to most efficiently and lastingly reforest a plot of land, one must observe the plant and tree species that grew there naturally and replant those species in a way analogous to the original growth. This method seeks to mimic nature rather than follow a man-made pattern. His 17- acre model analog forest in Sri Lanka demonstrates that the restoration and protection of rainforests and natural resources is compatible with the economic well being of rural communities.