Crucial Steps towards Bird-safe Energy Infrastructure in Ethiopia
After the Great Ethiopian Run’s 20th wedding anniversary occasion in Entoto Natural Park, Addis Ababa, the coordinators of the Great Ethiopian Run (GER) officially revealed the 20 th version of GER at a Press Conference hung on 10 th December at the Hyatt Regency Hotel inAddis Ababa Although the variety of visitors was restricted to just 60 because of the COVID-19 limitations, lots of Ethiopian media as well as stars participated in the occasion. The Ethiopian Wildlife as well as Natural History Society (EWNHS, BirdLife companion) was amongst the visitors, standing for BirdLife Africa, the Migratory Soaring Birds Project as well as the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE Project which is the Message Sponsor of GER2020.
The occasion was opened up by the solid psychological speech of the globe sports tale as well as the creator of GER – Haile Gebresellasie: “We took care of to establish the initial as well as distinct to Africa roadway race with 10,000 individuals. Fast ahead to 2020 it is renowned globally as well as maintained us extremely active in arranging the occasion prior to ending up the existing one. It is extremely amazing get-together in Ethiopia, It is past words, it brings tear to your eyes each time you think of it”.
A great statement was likewise made regarding GER’s brand-new Message Sponsor – BirdLife Africa under the Egyptian Vulture New Life task. It was discussed why it is very important to preserve biodiversity as well as birds, with focus on the immediate requirement of bird-safe power facilities in Ethiopia.
In harmony with the above occasion, also better preservation success was supplied. In November, under the assistance of the MSB II task as well as the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE task, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in between the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP– in charge of circulation as well as monitoring of high-voltage powerlines in the nation), the Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU– in charge of circulation as well as monitoring of reduced- as well as medium-voltage powerlines in the nation), the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA), as well as the EWNHS was authorized.
This MoU targets at making certain consistency in between power facilities advancement as well as monitoring on one side, as well as the migratory skyrocketing birds as well as various other susceptible birds in Ethiopia, beyond. Since Ethiopia authorized the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa as well as Eurasia (Raptors MOU) at POLICE 13 in February 2020, this is the following vital action of Ethiopian authorities to show their goodwill to preserve Ethiopian biodiversity as well as meet the commitments of the nation as a notary of the Convention of Migratory Species (CMS).