The First International Forest Heroes Award Announced. MELCA’s Director Million Belay is Among the Finalists

The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat  (UNFF) has nominated the Director of MELCA-Ethiopia, Million Belay, as one of the finalists for the first international Forest Heroes Award of 2011.The announcement was done during the Forest Day at the Climate Change negotiations convened in Durban, South Africa.

A Coordinated Approach toward Forest Conservation

Population growth resulting in an increased demand for natural resource coupled with unwise consumption of natural resources whether due to lack of alternative means to meet immediate basic needs or misconception of the way the natural ecosystem operates is leading to depletion of natural resources, ecological imbalance, and global climatic changes.

MELCA has produced draft EIA Bill

MELCA Mahiber has produced draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) proclamation to correct the major gaps and limitations of the existing EIA proclamation. This was a step forward in creating credible and functional Environmental Impact Assessment System in Ethiopia. Before drafting the proclamation MELCA, together with Sheka Forest