Ethiopia’s forest cover triples

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Région d’Afar – Ethiopie- des chameaux transportent du sel. © AFP- photo Jose Cendon

ADDIS ABABA, July 15, 2010 (AFP) – The total forest cover of Ethiopia has tripled in size since 2000 as a result of large-scale reforestation campaigns, the authorities announced on Thursday.

The impoverished Horn of Africa nation, which suffered from chronic droughts and famine in the past, has in recent years undertaken massive tree-planting campaigns to help reduce land degradation and improve its biodiversity.

Arab Times

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