The Green Earth Project

Africa • The relationship between Malaria - Climate change - Deforestation and the Plastic Catastrophe are inextricably linked. Drive Against Malaria's 'Green Earth Project' was established in 1999 in response to the destruction of forests and the lack of action to prevent this.

Planting Trees

We encourage local communities to take important steps to protect their vital green habitat and recognize the enormous value of natural food sources. Drive Against Malaria's 'Green Earth Project' has proven success in the past by planting thousands of trees. This is a must for the well-being for the people to survive. The 'For Every Person a Tree' campaign started in Zimbabwe following concerns from local communities about malnutrition and increasing heat. We influence the growing awareness and the need to protect the natural world in which we live. By planting trees, we have a huge impact on biodiversity and we create activities to forest areas and to plant new fruit-producing trees. This contributes to a growing health to prevent malnutrition of weakened children. 

Plastic Catastrophe Africa

The Atlantic Ocean has 21 African countries with rich fishing waters. But the ocean is polluted with tons of plastic waste. All countries on the coast of the Atlantic have been affected. Plastic that washes up from the Atlantic Ocean is a threat to nature and the spread of malaria. The plastic collects rainwater that forms a perfect breeding ground for the malaria mosquito. In addition, the plastic flows from the ocean via the rivers inland and floats close to the edge of floodplains and rivers. The washed-up plastic produces a large number of Anopheles Gambiae adults. This increases the number of breeding places that spread malaria. 'The poorest communities live off fishing. But what they eat today makes them sick and, moreover, is destroying our planet. " DAM sets up local activities together with the local residents to collect the plastic. But it seems like almost impossible work, because the next day pounds of plastic wash up again. Nevertheless, we remain committed to keeping the fishing villages clean. Indigenous peoples can temper climate change

Indigenous peoples can temper climate change

Indigenous peoples can mitigate climate change because they are the guardians of forests, live in harmony with their natural environment and thereby protect the forest. They use nature in a sustainable way. Their knowledge of nature is also a rich source of inspiration for extracting food, sustainably managing forests and protecting natural resources. Not only the fight against climate change, but also the green growth benefits. Forests managed by them are hardly lost. Indigenous peoples provide 80% of all forests. The potential is huge; with 5% of the world's population - 370 million indigenous people worldwide - they provide 22% of the earth's surface and protect around 80% of the remaining biodiversity. This is a strong example that shows that the tribes can combat climate change.

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