Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants Entire 1,360 Acre Forest!
Read his AMAZING story:
A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.
It all started way back in 1979 when floods washed a large number of snakes ashore on the sandbar. One day, after the waters had receded, Payeng , only 16 then, found the place dotted with the dead reptiles. That was the turning point of his life.
“The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. I sat down and wept over their lifeless forms. It was carnage. I alerted the forest department and asked them if they could grow trees there. They said nothing would grow there. Instead, they asked me to try growing bamboo. It was painful, but I did it. There was nobody to help me. Nobody was interested,” says Payeng, now 47.
While it’s taken years for Payeng’s remarkable dedication to planting to receive some well-deserved recognition internationally, it didn’t take long for wildlife in the region to benefit from the manufactured forest. Demonstrating a keen understanding of ecological balance, Payeng even transplanted ants to his burgeoning ecosystem to bolster its natural harmony. Soon the shadeless sandbar was transformed into a self-functioning environment where a menagerie of creatures could dwell. The forest, called the Molai woods, now serves as a safe haven for numerous birds, deers, rhinos, tigers, and elephants — species increasingly at risk from habitat loss elsewhere.
Despite the conspicuousness of Payeng’s project, Forestry officials in the region first learned of this new forest in 2008 — and since then they’ve come to recognize his efforts as truly remarkable, but perhaps not enough.
“We’re amazed at Payeng,” says Assistant Conservator of Forests, Gunin Saikia. “He has been at it for 30 years. Had he been in any other country, he would have been made a hero.”
SO FUCKING POSI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holy shit this guy
The girl wrote this on Facebook: ”I went to the beach the other day, for the first time since I was a child, I didn’t wear shorts or anything to cover up, this is a massive deal for me, I hate my body even without the scars, I believe I am fat and disgusting but, I pushed through the major anxiety, shaking and almost crying and made it to the water. Its a big deal, I did it.
This took a whole fucking lot of courage to post..”
And now this dickhead comments this. I can’t, i really can’t Facebook.
See this is what is wrong with humanity. This girl is mentally injured, But she takes a step towards better times. She tries to get back. She even go to the beach, only wearing a minimalistic piece of clothe. She convinces her biggest fear, the fear of people laughing at her. And she’s even more brave. Afterwords she posts this remarkable photo on Facebook. It maybe took her minutes to post this. Sitting there by her computer, with her finger on the mouse. Should she press ”Upload” or not?”
And she did it. She was brave enough to do it.
And then this is what she gets. A hate comment. And there was of course more comments than that. And if that isn’t enough, that comment up there, got 5 likes. 5 LIKES. People agree with that terrible person?
My faith in humanity is almost gone now. I want to show this girl, that i’m with her. I’m a supporter.
I saw this photo on facebook a few hours ago, I was outraged at the responses. Many of which were telling she was a fat piece of whale meat to cuts her “blubbler” — it makes me hate humanity that people can react so cruel to someone who has been hurt mentally and physically.
(Source: insignificat, via ghostofsand)
After a few months of waiting, our newest family member, Kutka the Mexican redknee tarantula, is finally here, and has been living with us for a week now. Poor baby is very timid, everything around it is so much bigger than it, so scary!
Don’t worry Kutka, one day you will be a big, colourful and beautiful tarantula, I’ll make sure you will be. ♪
Edit: I just noticed I wrote 22th instead of 22nd. Derp.
Paul Landacre, Sultry Day - 1937 wood engraving
The sketch of http://fshibs.tumblr.com/post/44897022469/there-just-isnt-enough-geisha-medic-art-in-the
I like this version more than the finished.
[Warning: a sappy post ahead]
♫ Happy birthday to me~ ♫
It’s the 20th anniversary of my existence. The teenage years are now officially over for me and I couldn’t be more happy: they were my toughest times so far, filled with depression, insecurity about life and a lot of things to regret and with my unhappy childhood memories haunting behind me.
However, thanks to all the wonderful people I met during that time and with their, my mother’s and brother’s support I’ve had a chance to study myself better, to become more open and happy, to calm down and most importantly to forgive myself; to move on.
Even though there’s still a lot of work to do – matriculation examinations, applying for a new school after graduating, getting a profession, and all other things future holds ahead – my load of worries feels much lighter now than, say, few years ago.