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Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute celebrates the 16th International Biodiversity day.

From May 22 to June 2, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute celebrated the 16th international biodiversity day having the theme “ Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”. During the event, the Institute has conducted different activities.

On the first day of the event, the Institute Deputy Director Dr. Feleke Woldeyes made a press release for different government and privates Medias in the institute hall at Addis Ababa. Following the press release, the two weeks have been passed having different activities such as exhibition, visiting the forest and conducting a workshop. 

On a press release, Dr.Feleke explains the goal of the event is to raise the awareness of the public at regional and national level. He also noted that biodiversity is part of ecology; it is a base for tourism development. So, the government and public have to work hard to preserve biodiversity through carrying out awareness creations and conservations activities in a well-organized manner.

 

Following the press release, a number of students from different elementary, high school and university have visited the exhibition. On exhibition, most students told that they had no awareness so far, and they appreciate the activities that are being done by Institute. 

The third part of the event is visiting forest namely called Menagesha Suba Forest Park, the oldest park in Africa since the 15 Th century. During the visit, Director-General, Dr. Melese Maryo, said that through community participation we have to conserve such densely wooded forest parks. Forests are home for more than 80% of living things in the world. 

According to Dr. Melese, the Institute will work with stakeholders to focus on conservation and sustainable utilization for the benefit of present and future generation.

Finally, June 2, 2017, workshop has been conducted, at Institute Hall and Dr.Melese welcomed the participant from different stakeholders. On the workshop, three presentations entitled “Biodiversity and sustainable truism, Ethiopian biodiversity institute and it's activated and mainstreaming incentives for biodiversity conservation” have been presented. 

 As the organizer of the workshop Dr.Melese said the workshop provides an opportunity for the participants to share experiences and lessons learned in the implementation of the conservation.

 

 

 

 

 

The third part of the event is visiting forest namely called Menagesha Suba Forest Park, the oldest park in Africa since the 15 Th century. During the visit, Director-General, Dr. Melese Maryo, said that through community participation we have to conserve such densely wooded forest parks. Forests are home for more than 80% of living things in the world. 

 According to Dr. Melese, the Institute will work with stakeholders to focus on conservation and sustainable utilization for the benefit of present and future generation.

 

 

Finally, June 2, 2017, workshop has been conducted, at Institute Hall and Dr.Melese welcomed the participant from different stakeholders. On the workshop, three presentations entitled “Biodiversity and sustainable truism, Ethiopian biodiversity institute and it's activated and mainstreaming incentives for biodiversity conservation” have been presented. 

As an organizer of the workshop Dr.Melese said the workshop provides an opportunity for the participants to share experiences and lessons learned in the implementation of the conservation.

 

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