A lion-shaped plant nursery in Ethiopia will be visible from space and will warn of climate change dangers

  • Climate
  • Monday, 13 Dec 2021

This lion-shaped nursery will help preserve the wildlife, flora and culture of the Oromia region, Ethiopia's most populous. Photo: AFP

Ethiopian researchers and artists are working to restore biodiversity in the town of Kofele. They are building a tree nursery representing an Ethiopian lion, visible from space.

The goal? To alert public authorities to the climate crisis while promoting the local agricultural sector.This ambitious project, entitled "Trees for Life", is being headed up by Ethiopian charity Rural Organization for Betterment of Agro-Pastoralists (ROBA).

It is supported by the Earth Art Studio, the British Council, the Canadian Kwantlen University and Scottish planners from the city of Dundee. They are all working to create a 50m lion-shaped nursery, which ROBA describes as the world's first living art installation.

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