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By M.A. Mohamed Salih, Shibru Tedla

Stuck among underdevelopment, poverty and environmental degradation, and the necessity for exploiting their traditional assets for improvement, Africa has, over the last twenty years, been engaged in a significant attempt to combine setting and improvement. The 9 case experiences (Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia) offered during this booklet discover the complexity fascinated by environmental making plans and coverage in a single of the World's poorest areas. The authors articulate an educated debate, with new conclusions and replacement coverage techniques.

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37 of the Federal Constitution, which deals with the right to justice, opens up the possibility for citizens to take action in courts against persons ( be they natural or legal) who cause damage to natural resources. This article provides that every person has the right to submit any justifiable matter to a court or other tribunal which has the power of decision or judgment. This right can also be used to by any association representing the common or individual interests of its members or any individual or member of a group representing any group or people with common interests.

Similar happenings took place during the unpopular viDagization program carried out in many parts of the country. Peasant farmers also expressed their resentment of an approach to forestry management which did not take their interests into consideration. As a consequence, during the period of instability, which existed at the time of the fall of the previous government and the coming into power and stabilization of the present regime, fire was set to national parks and forests, and several types of wildlife were killed.

Thus, fragmentation of laws dealing with a sectoral subject area was found to be equally common. More importantly, practically all natural resource management laws in Ethiopia have been criticized for ineffectively supporting the achievement of their objectives for a number of other reasons. For example, some of the laws were considered outmoded because they were not revised to incorporate new ideas and concepts, such as several 36 Ted/a and Lemma: National Environmental Management in Ethiopia problems in environmental health fields.

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