Dear backers, due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country, we will temporarily be halting this campaign, as our first and foremost concern is the safety and the well-being of our Reforest Rebels. We will restart this campaign once it is safe for our rebels to gather.
As start of our Reforest Rebellion campaign (through Extinction Rebellion SL), we are planning to reforest 1 acre of degraded land in Rakwana, Sri Lanka with endemic, native species to increase forest cover and biodiversity and raise awareness about deforestation.
This is an ongoing project and we need to raise funds to buy these saplings, transport and feed our volunteers (no more than 15) to and from the site.
Our second phase will be from 4th-5th January 2019 with 100 saplings, and in phase 3 we will return to check on the planted trees from phase 1 & 2, and plant more saplings.
This trip also aims to raise awareness about the value of our natural eco-systems and bring attention to deforestation.