Dzhadan Payeng and forest in the desert!

Green area, covering an area of 550 hectares, is home to many rare and endangered species, including at least five tigers, one of which recently acquired the offspring and one-horned rhinoceros, and that's not counting the huge number of birds, mammals, livestock and predators.

The history of the events laid 1979, when the flood water is made on a sandbank in the middle of the Brahmaputra many snakes. After a couple of days Dzhadan Payeng, while another 16-year-old, found her ashore full of dead amphibians. This moment turned his whole life.

"Snakes have died from the heat, not being able to hide in the shade of the trees. I sat and wept for their lifeless bodies. It was a massacre. I informed the forest department and asked if they could plant trees there. I was told that there is nothing to grow, and instead suggested that I try to grow bamboo. It hurt, but I did it. There was no one to help me. No one was interested, "- shares memories Payeng, who is now 47.

Dropped out and stepping out of the house, the boy went to live on her hair. Unlike Robinson Crusoe, he voluntarily chose to live in isolation. And he did not have a Friday. Every morning and every evening he watered and trimmed as needed wards plant. After a couple of years, sand spit into a bamboo thicket. "And then I decided to grow ordinary trees. I collected them and planted. I also brought from the village of red ants, and have repeatedly been bitten. Red ants alter the properties of the soil. That was a revelation! "- Laughs today Payeng.

Soon, on a former sand spit boil life. It began to meet a wide variety of flora and fauna, including endangered species like one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal tiger. "After 12 years, we have seen hawks. It began to be collected and migratory birds. Deer and cattle became the lure predators, "- said the man, with his own hands has created a new ecosystem.

Payeng looks serious expert on the protection of the environment, as if passed basic training. However, the way it is, only the preparation of it, unlike many, was a purely practical one. "Nature has created a food chain, why can not we stick to it? Who will protect these animals, if we, as a higher being, we begin to hunt them? "

Assam Forest Department learned about the forest Mola only 2008m, when a flock of hundreds of wild elephants wandered into it after a destructive binge in nearby villages. They destroyed the forest hut and "a hermit." It was then that employee management and conservation specialist in the protection of forests Gunin Saikeaw (Gunin Saikia) first met Dzhadava Payenga.

"We were surprised to find on a sand spit so thick forest. Local residents whose homes were destroyed by a herd of elephant, wanted to cut it down, but Payeng offered them his life in return. It belongs to the trees and animals as his own children. Seeing this, we also decided to join, "- says Saikeaw. — "We are astonished that person. He's been doing this for over 30 years. Had he lived in any other country, it would have made a hero. "

Despite suddenly emerged respect, assistance from the state in Payenga while not expected. And just last year, the forestry division of the public took over the work of planting trees on a plot of 200 hectares.

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Kudos to this wonderful person. At a time when neither the fact that reviving nature, saves her few, This man does practically miracles.

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