Nature and Creature

A 16-Year-Old Started Planting A Tree Every Day On A Remote Island!

Written by Gizem

HaberleTV Comment: Majuli is the one of the most famous river island in the world. However, it’s emphasized that it may disappear. For more details read the text…

Under Constant Threat 

The island is under constant threat because of the extensive soil erosion on the island. Since 1991, over 35 villages have been disappeared. By the way, officials are trying to figure out how to save the island. Its life may have even been shorter if it wasn’t for one local environmental activist.

 

Jadav Payeng’s Life

In 1979, Jadav Payeng was 16 years old. He encountered a large number of snakes that had died due to excessive heat after the effect of floods. Then and there, Jadav made it his life’s mission to save Majuli from erosion by planting trees.

550 Hectares Of Forest

He worked ever day from 1979. He has planted 550 hectares of forest. 550 hectares of forest means that it is larger than Central Park in New York City (340 hectares). It is known that this forest is home to Bengal tigers, Indian rhinoceros, and even lephants regularly visit it every year. Continue scrolling to learn more about this capeless hero.

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Gizem

Formerly physics engineer, now textile engineer at Istanbul Technical University, news presenter, editor, producer of art and news programmes, art lover, pianist, French lover

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