Addis Ababa August 5/2022 /ENA/ Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute disclosed that it has planted some 1.8 million indigenous trees during this rainy season as part of the ongoing green legacy Initiative. He noted that a total of 3.6 million tree seedlings were planted over the past three years, while 1.8 million seedlings have been planted in the current rainy season. According to Abera, indigenous trees are also vital for the continuity of bio-diversity because if they disappear the ecosystem will be affected. In order to tap the economic and environmental benefits of indigenous trees in Ethiopia, the institute is working to enhance the conservation of these trees in-Situ Conservation and Ex- situ conservation mechanisms, he said. The Institute is undertaking various activities to conserve Ethiopia’s indigenous trees across the country by engaging communities, pertinent government and non-government organizations.
Source: Ethiopian News August 06, 2022 11:42 UTC