Top News Park Hotel Group makes Room For Trees By TTG Asia / Posted on 4 February, 2021 15:46 Singapore-based Park Hotel Group will plant a tree for every booking made across its portfolio of hotels, under its newly-launched Room For Trees initiative in partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit organisation that is committed to reforestation and ecological restoration. The partnership with Eden supports the mangrove reforestation project in Biak Island, Indonesia, which involves collaborating with local villagers to replant, restore and protect their wetland ecosystems. Park Hotel Group partners with Eden Reforestation Projects to support the mangrove reforestation project in Biak Island; giant mangrove in Indonesia pictured Allen Law, CEO of Park Hotel Group, said the group’s partnership with Eden will “contribute to the rehabilitation of the forests on our planet while supporting lives and livelihoods that depend on these vital ecosystems”. “Our new Room For Trees initiative underlines our commitment to drive our triple bottomline. Despite the current pandemic, creating value on our environment and the people in our communities remains a key priority for Park Hotel Group to build a sustainable and resilient business as we continue our global expansion plans beginning with Asia-Pacific,” he added. Over the last three decades, Indonesia has lost over 40 per cent of its mangrove forests and that has adversely affected the wetland ecosystems which supports the biodiversity of the region as well as the communities within it. Biak Island, located on the northern coast of West Papua, is prone to environmental disasters. The mangrove reforestation on Biak is important to reduce the effects of floods, tsunamis, and soil erosion. It also provides a safe nursery for schooling fish and increase livelihoods of the local villagers that rely on their environment for survival.