Dakito Atestata is a spiritual leader of the Shekacho, an old Ethiopian clan. His favorites are the didos, sacred groves in Sheka Forest in the southwest of the country. “The gods listen to us in the forest,” he says.
Locals are fighting to preserve Ethiopia's Sheka forest which is home to rich biodiversity and contributes to the conservation of landscapes, ecosystems, species and genetic variation.
Dakito Atestata is a spiritual leader of Ethiopia's Shekacho people. He's trying to safeguard the didos - sacred sites in the forest that are threatened with destruction.
The Sheka forest is one of the last tropical forests in Ethiopia and is sacred to the clans there. But human encroachment are threatening its survival. Now a local NGO is providing an alternative.
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