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Ethiopia conservation efforts are crucial to address the serious levels of deforestation, land abuse, hunting, drought, flooding and desertification that threaten Ethiopia’s precious habitats.
The government has been active in conservation efforts from the 1970’s, and despite projects to replant forests and conserve wildlife species, the high poverty level and lack of conservation space present constant problems in these conservation efforts.
Many wildlife species are highly endangered, and are rapidly declining, despite attempts to conserve and protect the species. Black lions which are bred in the Ethiopia Zoo are being killed and sold to taxidermists as the zoo cannot afford to keep lion cubs once they get too big, and rare Ethiopian wolf populations are declining from rabies, interspecies breeding with domestic dogs and habitat loss.
Only 5% of the country is designated protected area, so preservation Ethiopia is a major environmental concern.
There are however nine national parks, and about six wildlife sanctuaries which are working to try and address the balance, and a number of wildlife and conservation groups have been working to increase the number of protected areas in the country.
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