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Ethiopia beats India by planting 350 mn trees in a day

Jul 30, 2019 15:59 IST


Setting a new world record, Ethiopia has planted over 350 mn trees in a day, with an aim to combat the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone country.
Led by the PM Abiy Ahmed, the project was part of his Green Legacy Initiative and took place in 1000 sites across the country. According to UN, Ethiopia's forest covered declined from 25% of the total land to 4% between early 20th century to the 2000s. The previous record was held by India where 50 million trees were planted in 2016. 

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