Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia

by WeForest
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia
Forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia

Project Report | Mar 8, 2024
Some mighty mammals are roaming our sites!

By Vienna Leigh | Communications Manager, WeForest

Last year we started to register the presence of wildlife in our restoration areas. So far, spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) and caracal cats (Caracal caracal) have been captured on camera!  These wonderful creatures, thriving in both the core forest and buffer zone of our project area, remind us of the forest's vital role in supporting diverse species.

This footage from our Desa’a Forest project is just the beginning! We’re hoping our cameras will also capture some elusive big(ger) cats: leopards (Panthera pardus). Local communities have shared stories of droppings and footprints suggesting their presence.

Despite a severe drought last year, the team and the community once again met the planting and restoration goals in 2023. Almost 4619 ha (2036 ha in the core zone and 2583 in the buffer zone) was brought under restoration management – the equivalent of over 5500 football pitches. With more than 18 600 ha of forestland protected, we’re nearly halfway to restoring the 38 000 ha landscape.

Thank you for helping to make all this possible!

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WeForest

Location: Brussels - Belgium
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Twitter: @WeForest_org
Project Leader:
Louise Tideman
Brussels , Brussels Belgium
$77,857 raised of $145,000 goal
 
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