To save the mother Earth, it is necessary that trees and plants are reserved and not cut down for the needs of humans. Because at the end cutting down trees is going to affect all is us. Well, Ethiopia has taken a major step towards it. As per officials they have set a World Record.
On July 29, In 12 hours Ethiopia planted more than 353 million trees. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed aims to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone area.
Today #Ethiopia is set in our attempt to break the world record together for a #GreenLegacy. The 12hr countdown has begun. Tweeted Prime Minister on Twitter with an image.
The tree plantation is a part of the reforestation campaign called 'Green Legacy' which is introduced in 1,000 sites across the country. Prime Minister tweeted and informed that within six hours around 150 million trees were planted.
This great effort done is a part of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Green Legacy Initiative, which aims to plant more than 4 billion trees between May and October, or 40 trees per person.
After the completion of 12 hours, Prime Minister Ahmed tweeted and announced that Ethiopia not only met its ‘collective #GreenLegacy goal,’ but also exceeded it.
A total of 353,633,660 tree saplings were planted, the country’s minister for innovation and technology, Getahun Mekuria tweeted.
Country's minister of health also tweeted and wrote, '#GreenLegacy is a vision for the next generation. It is creating a blueprint for them and showing them the way. #GreenEthiopia #HealthyEthiopia'
Ethiopia's forest coverage declined from 35% of total land in the early 20th century to a little above 4% in the 2000s, as per said by UN.
The citizens in Ethiopia were encouraged to plant 200 million trees in just one day. Back in 2017, in 12 hours India set a World recorded by planting 66 million trees with the help of a 1.5 million volunteers.
It is indeed a great initiative by the country towards the welfare of climate. Hope, all other countries also take inspiration from Ethiopia.