In 1979, a teenager in India became so concerned with soil erosion that he planted a few trees.
Over the next four decades, the man dubbed the forest man... Jadav Payeng continued to plant and now he has single-handedly created a forest bigger
than New York’s Central Park. His endeavours on Majuli island in northern India went entirely unnoticed for decades.
Forty some odd years later this island is populated by elephants, deer, rhinos and even tiger
And of course, as our species always does... there are those that seek to harvest, and poach on this island...
The threat now comes from man who would ‘destroy the forest for economic gain.’ He continued: ‘There are no monsters in nature, except for
Humans consume everything until there is nothing left. Nothing is safe from humans, not even tigers or elephants.
I found this little documentary tonight and was inspired to write this thread...
An amazing example of what just one man can do
This is his story...
The Forest Man
edit on 1-9-2018 by Akragon because: (no reason given)
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