Golden stripped Grevy’s Zebras spotted in Ethiopia

Solomon Worku In a geographically restricted and rare species of equidae family, Grevy’s Zebra Albino were spotted for the first time in Ethiopia. The incidence was photographed in Alledeghi Asebot Proposed National Park of Ethiopia. This record is the first of its kind in the wild for the species. The first observation of two uncommon …

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Lodge investment in the Bale Mountains National Park: Words of caution! [Personal opinion] Addisu Asefa

Prof. James Malcolm, one of the few pioneer scientists who explored the Bale Mountains region in mid 1900s, said: “If conservation efforts in the Bale Mountains are not successful and …, more species of mammals would go extinct than any area of equivalent size on the globe.” I loved this quote than any conservation quotes …

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Ecosystem services of the Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP)

By: Simeneh Admasu The Bale Mountains ecosystem is made up of two parts: Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP) in the north, and Harenna Forest, which partly overlaps with the BMNP, in the south. This ecosystem is regarded as one of the most important conservation areas in Africa. It is divided between the broad, flat Gaysay …

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The Beisa Oryx

By: Simeneh Admasu  The Beisa Oryx is a large sixed mammal having compacted and muscular body. The horns are long, narrow and virtually parallel ridged on the lower half. Horns occur in both sexes and grow 75 ̶ 120 cm long (Kingdon, 1997) Historically, the Beisa Oryx was widely distributed across bushy and grasslands in …

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Ecosystem services of the SMNP

Simeneh Admasu Ecosystems provide a number of long term services. Human’s completely depends upon ecosystems and the services they provide such as food, water, disease management, climate regulation, and spiritual and aesthetic fulfilment. They have largely contributes to satisfy human demands. Over the past 50 years, humans have changed these ecosystems more rapidly and extensively …

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Nearly 90% of the elephant population has lost in the Omo national park.

By: Simeneh Admasu African elephants were once found throughout Africa. However, the species has wiped out from its majority range due to severe anthropogenic pressure. In Ethiopia the species has dramatically declined in the past four decades. The total population was estimated in 1970/80s were ranging from 6,000 – 10,000 individuals. The current estimates revealed …

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