The UNESCO-registered Majang Natural Forest needs more care in the local community said Deputy Governor of Gambella Region. The 3rd anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Site was celebrated in the Gambella Region with various events. The Deputy Governor said it has been three years since the forest was internationally recognized. He said this is important for the continuation of the green development strategy launched in the country. He added the forest is important to deal with carbon emissions, droughts, desertification, deforestation and other problems in the current industrialized world. He urged the Zonal community and other stakeholders to continue their tireless efforts to sustain the development of the forest.
Majang National Zone Administrator, Yonas Abebe, on his part said the Majang Forest is home to a wide range of flavours of wild coffee, wild honey, coriander, peppers, nuts and other agricultural products. According to the Gambella Press Secretariat, the Majang forest covers an area of 225,000 hectares and contains 550 plants, more than 180 species of birds, 33 mammals and 20 reptiles.