Ecotourism in Ethiopia


Ecotourism at wonchi lakes

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Ethiopia's Institue of Biodiversity Conservation states that, Ethiopia is endowed with diverse ecosystems in which diverse flora and fauna as well as microbial resources are found. The major ecosystems include: Afroalpine and subafroalpine, Montane dry forest and scrub, Montane moist forest, Acacia-Comiphora woodland, Combretum-Terminalia woodland, Lowland humid forest, Aquatic, wetland, Montane grassland, and Desert and semidesert ecosystems.

Ecotourism targets towards harmonious interoperation between conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. Ecotourism has the following goals or the following points support ecotourism according to

  • Minimize impact.

  • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect.

  • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts.

  • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.

  • Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people.

  • Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate.

There are ecotourism project in Ethiopia, which are being emplemented at Wonchi Lakes and Bale Mountain National park.

There are also resorts and lodges which practice ecotourism.




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