To decrease deforestation, land erosion, forest fires and water shortage issues in Les village, while at the same time increasing environmental conservation, IDEP currently runs a program of revegetating the forest with productive trees.
Understanding the economic and medicinal value of cultivating honeybee farms, IDEP provides training to the local farmers to support them in this alternative livelihood initiative.
Environmental conservation education is also conducted in the schools around Les to instill knowledge on forestry and water conservation to the younger generations.
So far, 2000 Longan trees and 1000 Durian trees have been planted in the deforested areas of Les, with great success of local environmental groups and schools participating in this venture.
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