COULD PLANTING TREES SAVE THE WORLD'S LARGEST RIVER ISLAND?

FREQUENT FLOODING OF THE BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER IS CAUSING MAJULI, LOCATED IN INDIA'S ASSAM STATE, TO ERODE AWAY.

OVER SEVERAL DECADES JADAV PAYENG, KNOWN AS THE FOREST MAN OF INDIA, HAS TURNED A BARREN AREA INTO A FOREST LARGER THAN NEW YORK'S CENTRAL PARK.

Frequent flooding of the Brahmaputra river is causing Majuli, located in India's Assam state, to erode away.
A man has made it his life's mission to help save the world's largest river island, Majuli, from erosion by planting trees.
Over several decades Jadav Payeng, known as the Forest Man of India, has turned a barren area into a forest larger than New York's Central Park.

A man has made it his life's mission to help save the world’s largest river island, Majuli, from erosion by planting trees. Over several decades Jadav Payeng, known as the Forest Man of India, has turned a barren area into...

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