Thu, 18 May 2017

Making a Difference: Korean Air Plants Trees in Mongolia

Korean Air has been volunteering to plant trees in Mongolia for 14 consecutive years, and this year is no different.

From 15 to 26 May, more than 200 Korean Air employees will be cooperating with 600 local residents to plant trees in Mongolia.

The activity is part of Korean Air’s ‘Global Planting Project’ which aims to prevent desertification of the city and save the environment.

What was once a deserted area now has more than 110,000 trees planted and has been renamed ‘Korean Air Forest’.

Korean Air Mongolia Global Planting Project

The forest is located at Baganuur, a city 150 kilometers east of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

The ‘Korean Air Forest’ covers an area of 440,000 square meters and consists mainly of poplar trees, sea buckthorn and Siberian elms.

The fruits of the sea buckthorn are used as ingredients of vitamin drinks. Thus planting trees not only makes the city greener but also contributes to increasing the incomes of local residents.

 The airline is focused on maintaining the forest well and has hired a local professional to look after it and to train local residents in supervision.

Moreover, Korean Air has been donating educational materials such as computers, desks and chairs to local schools which participate with the airline in the tree planting activity.

 Thanks to Korean Air’s continuous effort, residents’ determination to save the environment has grown tremendously and they have become ardent supporters of the annual planting activity. 

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