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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:12 - Updated Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:12

Strategy to restore one million hectares of forests

Luanda - At least one million hectares of degraded forests in the country will be restored by 2025 with trees of various species, according to the National Strategy for Biodiversity and its action plan for 2018/2025, validated today, Thursday, in Luanda, at a technical level.

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Minister of Environment, Paula Francisco

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Floresta em Angola

Photo: Rosário Santos

The document was authenticated at the end of the workshop on Validation of Strategies for Biodiversity, whose act was honored by the Minister of Environment, Paula Francisco.

This dossier, which will serve in a transversal way, also provides for the restoration of another thousand hectares of wetlands and degraded aquatic ecosystems.

According to the Minister of the Environment, this national strategy fulfills a stage of the commitment assumed by Angola at the international level, in the ambit of the implementation of the goals of AICHI, 2010/2022.

Within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which also joins the Nagoya Protocol, Paula Francisco announced shortly that an "exercise" would be carried out in a direct way, based on the traditional and verbal use of biodiversity.

In this way, she called for greater proactivity of environmental associations, through the Maiombe Network, in order to participate and follow up on the implementation of this strategy to be addressed to local authorities and communities.

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