When it comes to planting a tree, the more the merrier! The more Only Earth you order, the more trees we plant.
We are committed to planting 100,000 Mangrove trees in the span of five years. Mangroves plants are highly productive and it is estimated that the average annual carbon sequestration rate of mangrove ecosystems averages between 6 and 8 Mg CO2 e/ha (tons of CO2 equivalent per hectare).
They are native to India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and are usually found in dry, scrub forests. The species is threatened by habitat loss and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. They are herbivorous, mostly thriving on leaves and grasses in the wild.
The Bangalore police in two separate incidents confiscated a total of 551 Star Tortoises from poachers and handed them over to us for rehabilitation and release into the wild. On arrival at the centre, they were examined by our veterinarian and the team. Some of them were isolated due to health issues and the others were housed in specially prepared enclosures equipped with diffused lighting and heating. Once they were cleared for release by our veterinarian, they were released in small batches inside the forests in the presence of officials from the Forest Department