Himalaya Reinforces to Preserve Biodiversity by Planting Saplings
Preserve Biodiversity by Planting – Himalaya Wellness Company, one of India’s premier wellness companies, has teamed with the Society for Environment and Biodiversity Conservation (SEBC) to plant an additional 100,000 saplings of indigenous trees in Maharashtra and Karnataka as part of its ongoing efforts to protect biodiversity. Himalaya hopes to protect and maintain these regions’ biodiversity-rich forests with this project.
These 100,000 saplings join the 800,000 that have been planted since 2012, representing over 89 different tree species, including rare and endangered species. This afforestation effort will help enhance soil moisture locally over time, in addition to restoring lost flora and wildlife and restoring ecological balance. Himalaya’s continuous engagement with SEBC reaffirms the company’s dedication to protecting the environment and leading the charge toward a greener planet. This programme also educates the local population about the terrain while also providing work. Ashoka, Neem, Bamboo, Fig, Guggulu, Meshwak, Peepal, and Moringa are some of the native saplings.
“At the foundation of Himalaya is the belief in Care for Earth – the passion to maintain and safeguard the environment,” Mr. KG Umesh, Director of Human Resources, Himalaya Wellness Company, says of the programme. We believe it is critical to invest in sustainable practises. By 2023, we want to have planted a total of 1 million trees across India. For more than a decade, we’ve been working toward this aim through a variety of biodiversity-related activities. There is a lot of room for intervention in tree planting and biodiversity conservation, and collaborations are crucial in this regard.”
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“Our long-term cooperation with Himalaya demonstrates that Himalaya and SEBC share the same vision of a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.” Apart from preserving the environment, this social forestry project also ensures that local populations receive the necessary benefits,” adds SEBC President Dr. Shrinath Kavade.
The Western Ghats are home to about 1,500 endemic blooming plant species and at least 500 distinct fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, making it one of the world’s eight biodiversity hotspots. However, the Ghats have shrunk by 25% in the last several years, which is a major issue. As a result, investing in sustainable practises is critical, and Himalaya has been addressing the need to protect biodiversity through its tree-planting campaign, which it has carried out in collaboration with NGOs and institutions.