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The Forest Man of India

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“I saw something strange, it looked like a forest far in the distance. I began walking toward it. And when I reached it, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had found a dense forest in the middle of a barren wasteland.”

A master of tenacity, Jadav Payeng of India has been planting trees on his island since the seventies. And now his forest is larger than Central Park. In this award-winning short documentary Douglas McMaster tells why this is not just your ordinary reforestation project. It may help save the world’s largest river island. It is so dense it’s attracting elephants, tigers, rhinos and deer.forest man india 2

Helen Keller once said, “We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough.”

via Laughing Squid.

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