Kidmi Gestet exclosure
Kidmi Gestet exclosure
Map showing the location of Kidmi Gestet exclosure
LocationAmanit municipality, in Dogu’a Tembien district, Ethiopia
Nearest cityHagere Selam
Coordinates13°33′25″N 39°14′20″E / 13.557°N 39.239°E / 13.557; 39.239Coordinates: 13°33′25″N 39°14′20″E / 13.557°N 39.239°E / 13.557; 39.239
Area46 ha (110 acres)
Websitehttps://ethiotrees.com

Kidmi Gestet is an exclosure located in the Dogu'a Tembien woreda of the Tigray Region in Ethiopia.[1]

Environmental characteristics

Management

As a general rule, cattle ranging and wood harvesting are not allowed. The grasses are harvested once yearly and taken to the homesteads of the village to feed livestock.[1]

Benefits for the community

Setting aside such areas fits with the long-term vision of the communities were hiza’iti lands are set aside for use by the future generations. It has also direct benefits for the community:[2]

Biodiversity

With vegetation growth, biodiversity in this exclosure hast strongly improved: there is more varied vegetation and wildlife.

References

  1. ^ a b c De Deyn, Jonathan (2019). Benefits of reforestation on Carbon storage and water infiltration in the context of climate mitigation in North Ethiopia. Master thesis, Ghent University.
  2. ^ Jacob, M. and colleagues (2019). Exclosures as Primary Option for Reforestation in Dogu'a Tembien. In: Geo-trekking in Ethiopia's Tropical Mountains - The Dogu'a Tembien District. SpringerNature. ISBN 978-3-030-04954-6.
  3. ^ EthioTrees on Plan Vivo website
  4. ^ Reubens, B. and colleagues (2019). Research-based development projects in Dogu'a Tembien. In: Geo-trekking in Ethiopia's Tropical Mountains - The Dogu'a Tembien District. SpringerNature. ISBN 978-3-030-04954-6.