Every summer, forest wetlands in Ethiopia’s Gambella region attract over 250,000 White-eared Kobs from neighboring Sudan. This is the second-largest of all known mammal migrations.
Gambella’s swampy wetlands are home to a variety of species - such as the endangered Nile Lechwe, the Shoe-bill Stork, the Roan Antelope, the Olive Baboon and the African Buffalo, to name a few.
Our latest video ‘Gambella’s Hidden Treasures’ highlights ongoing efforts by the Ethiopian government and HoAREC to mark out 4000 sq km of the region as protected park area. Eco-tourism is expected to create new livelihoods and new incentives to conserve flora and fauna.
This World Wetlands Day (Feb 2nd) we would like to share stories of the joys and value of Wetland Tourism. Of Gambella, and of:
With Warm Regards,
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