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Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the start of the planting campaign on Jan. 19 marked one year since the inauguration of President Andry Rajoelina, who has promised to restore Madagascar’s lost forests. →
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(True Activist) According to officials, Ethiopia could have possibly gotten a new world record by planting about 350 million trees in their country, all in a single day.
This campaign of tree-planting was started as part of a national initiative with the end goal of planting 4 billion trees all across the country in one summer. Part of this initiative is the prevention of further deforestation and climate change in their land which has a lot of drought.
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Credit: MintPressNews This week, activists in India accomplished the unthinkable in a mere 12 hours. In an attempt to break the previous tree-planting world record, volunteers in Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, worked together to plant 66 million trees in half a day. The last world record was set in the Indian…
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