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Ethiopian Biodiversity.

May 30, 2012

Ethiopia has 871 species of bird and 39 endemics, birds native or restricted to areas of Ethiopia, often the highlands. Ethiopia also has endemic mammals: a wolf, the famous Gelada Monkeys and Mountain Nyalas. The country contains Abijatta-shalla Lakes National Park, Awash National Park, Bale Mountains National Park and Simien Mountains National Park. However, forty Years ago forests covered 40% of Ethiopia; today less than 3% remain…mostly in UNESCO coffee reserves. Maintaining habitats and biodiversity in Ethiopia is essential.

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Above: supporter Tsebay Bekele in her grandfathers richly biodiverse barley field near to Sheno.

Below: lizards are easily found in Addis. Photograph by one of our volunteers.Addis wildlife

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