Ethiopian among first international heroes award finalists The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat (UNFF) has nominated the director of MELCA-Ethiopia,
Million Belay as one of the first international Forest Heroes award of 2011. The announcement came during the Climate Change negotiations convened in Durban, South Africa. “The UNFF Forest Heroes program and awards was launched as part of our international year of Forests 2011 activities to identify and honor the countless individuals around the world who are dedicating their lives to nurturing forests in quiet and heroic ways” said Ms. Jan McAlpine, director of the United Nations Forum on Forests secretariat and member of the jury panel. Million was nominated as a Forest Hero of 2011 for his over two decades of activism conserving and reforesting areas in Ethiopia which have suffered from deforestation.
(The Ethiopian Herald)