Together we fight climate change in Iraqi Kurdistan region

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The MillionOaks project is a community-driven effort to combat climate change in the Kurdistan Region through the planting of oak trees, an indigenous species that provides a range of benefits. Not only will the project expand greenery, it will also protect the soil from erosion, create a microclimate, and revive wildlife on the ground.

From a simple idea to a unique project, MillionOaks was made possible through the trust and support of the community. By working together, we can make a real impact in the fight against climate change, while also beautifying the local environment and creating a more sustainable future for generations to come.

About Kurdistan and Climate Change

Iraqi Kurdistan has lost around 20 million acres of natural oak forest in the past 20 years due to several factors, including climate change. This loss threatens the region with drought, desertification, ecosystem collapse, water resource loss, and rural-urban migration. A group of dedicated young people initiated the Million Oaks Planting Project in response to these challenges, and since 2021, the Kurdistan Regional Government has allocated land for the project. The project aims to create a sustainable urban forest that serves the ecosystem and combats climate change, starting with a 120m road in Erbil City.

2023 Milestone 250000

45000 out of 250000
Trees have been sponsored for 2023 planting season

Why support Million Oaks?

The Million Oaks Planting Project is not just about planting trees; it's about creating a sustainable future for the people and wildlife of the Kurdistan Region. By supporting this project, you are contributing to restoring natural forests and creating new green spaces in urban areas. Not only does this expand natural habitats for wildlife, but it also protects the soil from erosion. It helps combat desertification, which is becoming an increasingly critical issue in the face of climate change.

Furthermore, this project promotes wastewater recycling and reduces the impact of urbanization on the environment. But perhaps the most crucial aspect of this project is that it represents a meaningful step towards understanding and adapting to climate change. With your support, we can create a brighter future for the Kurdistan Region and set an example for the rest of the world on fighting climate change with practical and effective solutions.

  • Ahmed Nadr Qadr


  • Mohammad


  • Ahmed Nadr Qadr


  • Mohammad


Join Million Oaks

$1 plants a tree


Every donation to the MillionOaks Planting Project is crucial to helping us reach our goal of planting one million oak trees, which will help mitigate the effects of climate change in the region and improve the lives of the people and wildlife that call it home.

Contributing Sponsor

more than 100,000

Supporting partner

$60,000 To $100,000

Diamond Donor

$25,000 To $60,000

Gold Donor

$10,000 To $25,000

Silver Donor


Standard Contribution


Fundraising Sponsor

Below 3000$

The Iraqi Kurdistan Region and Climate Change