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Trees in the spotlight

Trees have many benefits: they harbor CO2, they create homes for wildlife, they produce oxygen and so on. That’s why each tree species deserves to be in the spotlight. Today, it’s time to introduce the Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata.

A dragon of a tree

Desa’a forest located in the West Rift Valley of Northern Ethiopia is a habitat for several ecological, social and economical important plant species.

We stop the flood: no more runoff and threat to our farmlands

Environmental degradation has played a big role in most of Northern Ethiopia. Also the area of Tigray has long been a victim of land degradation, driven by overexploitation of land resources and unsustainable agricultural practices. Free grazing, illegal forest cut and frequent drought let the land exposed to damaging water runoff and loss of most of the important topsoils and its nutrients.