Tanzania burns one million tons of charcoal each year, which amounts to clearing more than 300 hectares (about 750 acres) of forest every day for charcoal production. That is about 1,000 sq miles each year or the equivalent of about two New York Cities, including its five boroughs. Unfortunately, the rate of deforestation outstrips the replacement rate by about 3 to 1. This implies that for every acre planted, three are lost.
Islamic Help Trees for Change project aims to contribute towards reforestation of Tanzania. We aim to educate community on environment, and help plant one million trees in order to tackle the impact of deforestation and raise people’s incomes.