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International Environment Day Marked Here

International Environment Day was marked in Eritrea today under the theme: “Preserving Biodiversity, Ensuring Sustainability of Life.”

Asmara, 5 June 2010 – International Environment Day was marked in Eritrea today under the theme: “Preserving Biodiversity, Ensuring Sustainability of Life.”

Speaking at the gathering, the director general of Environment Department in the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment, Mr. Mogos Woldeyohannes, highlighted the need of giving top attention to environmental protection.

He further indicated that 60% of the shelters of living things at the global level is currently in dire condition, and that hundreds of organisms continue to be extinct on a daily basis as a result of the destruction inflicted on the part of humans.

Moreover, Mr. Mogos stated that Eritrea is taking concerted action to promote forestry and wildlife resources that were severely undermined due to various reasons. In this respect, he called on the entire society to raise awareness and make due contribution.

The FAO Country Representative, Mr. Moekesti Mokati, on his part stressed the need for properly preserving natural resources for the benefit of future generations.    

Different programs, including artistic and cultural ones highlighting the significance of the Day featured on the occasion. Individuals who demonstrated excellence in general knowledge contest and schools that are exemplary in environmental protection were also awarded prizes.

 

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