National Geographic: Island residents, on the brink of disaster, plants trees

The island of Kokota is home to 500 villagers who were struggling to provide themselves with food, water, and work after they had harvested the surrounding trees and resources. Because there was no longer a tree canopy to shade most of the island, the soil turned to dust and the freshwater rivers dried up…

Read more and watch video at: video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/00000167-a8fc-d142-af67-fbfc97980000

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