Tudor Creek is around 2055 hectares and in this space, with the help of Eden, we will be able to plant all of your trees and see the impact that we are having all in one place. But we need your help to navigate your drives sustainably and help us plant more trees! In Kenya alone, there is 42% of the population live under the poverty line and now only 7% of Kenya is covered with forests. These facts are truly devastating and that is why with your help with driving we are going to change these numbers!
Land rights and authority vary from nation to nation and from planting site to planting site. However, the overwhelming majority of our forest restoration projects occur on government-owned land under the local community's direct authority. In contrast, we work on smaller-scale agroforestry projects, as seen in many of our projects in Haiti. Agroforestry efforts typically occur at sites owned by small-scale farmers. The one consistent determining factor in each nation is that we have established legal Government Associations and/or Non-Government Organisations, which provide us with the authority to operate effectively and in coordination with all the essential regional and local governance agencies on crucial determinants.
Thanks to our in-country staff’s hard work, we have developed deep and respectful relationships at all levels of community and government departments. We make concerted efforts to form and secure written agreements with a clause leading to a perpetual forest. Further, to ensure protection in perpetuity, our funding strategy includes salaries for guards while we restore forests. We also have a Forest Guard Endowment to fund site guards after the regional forest is fully restored.
At Tudor Creek, we focus on planting Mangroves, where we only account for 1 tree planted, although, for every tree planted, there is a 200% increase in numbers. Carbon offset is typically calculated as a 1-year sapling; therefore, we are planting a much greater number of trees than necessary to offset the carbon from any drives done with SKOOT. 100% of trees are local, with 90% of the trees on our site being Mangroves, but a minimum of 10% are agroforestry species (fruit, fodder, and construction species designed to provide food security and benefit legitimate human needs). This ensures the trees become a source of sustainable income.