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Ethiopia plants world-record 350 million trees in a day, officials say

Volunteers in Ethiopia have planted more than 350 Million trees (353,633,660 seedlings) on Monday, July 28, 2019, to fight deforestation and climate change, officials announced. This national campaign is part of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s “Green Legacy Initiative” launched in May, which aims to plant four billion trees across Ethiopia by October. “The ambitious initiative of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed aims to help restore the country’s landscape which experts say is fast being eroded by deforestation and climate change”.

Ethiopia’s world record tree planting spree which aims to overtake India’s 66 million trees planting record set in 2017, in photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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