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  • Delacon team planted 500 trees
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  • Tree planting on-site visit 201
Delacon raises awareness of the importance of forests and trees

On March 21 it's time again for celebrating the International Day of Forests all over the world. This day was initiated to provide a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of solitary trees. On this occasion, Delacon staff members visit the Baan Lankha Community Forest in Thailand, where the company joined the 'Plant A Tree Today' Foundation (PATT) and planted over 500 native trees in 2014.

Forests cover one third of the Earth's land mass. They are providing home to more than 80 percent of the terrestrial species of animals, insects and plants as well as shelter, jobs and security for forest-dependent communities. Moreover, forests play a key role in moderating climate change by contributing to the balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide and humidity in the air. They protect watersheds, which supply 75 percent of freshwater worldwide. Despite all these ecological, economic, social and health benefits, global deforestation continues on a large scale: 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed annually. At the International Day of Forests, people and institutions all over the globe are raising awareness of the importance of forests and trees. So does Delacon, the pioneer and global leader in purely natural feed additives.

 

Delacon has planted 500 trees at the Baan Lankha Community Forest

Following the scientific program of the Performing Nature Symposium 2014 in Thailand, about 100 of Delacon's staff members and guests from the global animal nutrition industry have joined the PATT foundation to plant 500 trees at Baan Lankha Community Forest, Ratchaburi province, Thailand. "With our tree planting activity, we would like to make a visible sign that environmental action and climate change is in the hands of everyone. It is everybody's own responsibility to take a share in making this world a better place, and this activity is a reminder to think about this topic every day", explains Delacon's CEO Markus Dedl. All trees that were planted on that day are native, partly indigenous and thus, highly beneficial to the local community who takes care of the maintenance on-site.


On the occasion of the forthcoming International Day of Forests, Delacon staff members recently visited the Baan Lankha Community Forest to take a look at the growing trees. They were told that the survival rate of the plots planted in 2014 is more than 90 percent and the community replanted trees to replace the ones that did not survive from the previous dry season. The current average height of the seedlings is around 30-170 centimeters, depending on the species. Delacon will follow up on this project.

 

About the Ratchaburi project

The central aim of the Ratchaburi project of the PATT Foundation is to reforest unproductive land or areas that have suffered illegal logging or deforestation within the Ratchaburi province. Furthermore, it is essential that local communities maintain a connection with the forest and see a benefit in preserving such a resource for future generations. A successful way of achieving both, habitat restoration and improving community connection and management of forests, is through the establishment of community forests such as the Baan Lankha Community Forest. Delacon's CEO Markus Dedl states: "What we like about this project of the PATT Foundation, is that it not only creates awareness for better environmental practices and takes action against climate change by implementing tree planting projects, but also educates and supports the social community in the areas where they work."


Read more about the Ratchaburi project at: http://www.pattfoundation.org/ratchaburi-project/
Watch and share the video of Delacon's tree planting project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaEca36-3fE

 

 

 
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