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Tree-nation.com is a new community website, run by an international team, based in Barcelona, Spain. Together with you they will create a park by planting 8 million trees in the shape of a giant heart in the Saharan desert, to fight Poverty, Global Warming and Desertification. Using the latest in mapping technology people all over the world can choose an exact spot to plant a tree on a virtual map, and a real tree will be planted in the same place in the real world. Soon each tree will be given a unique GPS code that you can use to locate and see your tree. The virtual trees all have profiles so you can wander around checking out other trees and seeing what's inside. You can express yourself with the Tree-Blogs, contribute suggestions, share photos, make contacts and debate on environmental issues. (http://tree-nation.com/community_map.php) You can offer and send a tree to someone you love! Simply purchase a tree, give it a name and write your Tree Message for the recipient. People are doing this for new born babies, to advertise their business, or simply to share some thoughts. It is the perfect gift this Christmas or Valentines, and one that will continue to grow for many years. “Desertification is potentially the most threatening ecosystem change impacting livelihoods of the poor” (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification www.unccd.int). Desertification is about land degradation caused by climate change and human-induced factors. By combating desertification the lands productivity will be increased and the soil re-generated, which in turn will benefit local populations in terms of welfare, education and farming practices. Tree-nation will create its park in Niger, the poorest country in the world according to the Human Development Index (177/177 developing countries, 2006), and one of the most affected by desertification. (http://tree-nation.com/the_project.php) By planting a tree you will make a difference by helping to create a giant heart in Niger, the poorest country in the world, and one of the most affected by desertification.
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