Tourism saving the environment

Bedilu Shegen of ESTA

The USAID-funded Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Alliance (ESTA) aims to enhance biodiversity conservation and economic development through sustainable tourism products, services and other opportunities throughout destination regions of Ethiopia. Capital Ethiopia talked to Bedilu Shegen, Country Director. Capital: Can you tell me about ESTA and what it does? Bedilu Shegen: First of all let me try to explain ESTA. […]

UNESCO adds Sheka forest to its global list

Sheka Forest Waterfall

Addis Ababa (WIC) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added the Sheka Forest to its global list of 599 biosphere reserves. Sheka Forest is located in the Sheka Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Regional State. The Sheka Forest covers a unique bio-geographic unit extending from cold and very […]