Archive for the ‘Wildlife’ Category

Critics Seek to Halt Ethiopian Hydro Project

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Several environmental and human rights groups have joined forces in drafting a petition decrying Ethiopia’s Gibe III hydroelectric dam project, which they say has the potential to destroy the livelihoods of 500,000 people in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Giant Ethiopian dam to make 200,000 go hungry: NGO

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

By Barry Malone Reuters Wednesday, March 24, 2010; 6:02 AM ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - More than 200,000 Ethiopians who rely on fishing and farming could become reliant on aid to survive if the government goes ahead with building Africa's biggest hydropower dam, an advocacy group said.

Ethiopia wants to attract tourists from China, India

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia hopes to exploit growing business ties with China, India and Turkey to attract middle class visitors from those countries and boost its largely untapped tourism sector.

Peacock Park to turn into zoo

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Leipzig City Council is to turn one of the largest parks in Addis Ababa, Peacock Park, into Peacock Zoological Park.

Reforestation Project Aims to Empower Ethiopian Youth

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Washington — Gashaw Tahir was shocked when he returned to his native Ethiopia after living overseas and saw how the land had been degraded, as well as the effects of deforestation on the climate and quality of life for his community, which overwhelmingly relies on farming.

Protecting Endangered Wildlife

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced November 23 nearly $650,000 in grants to conserve and protect 30 critically endangered species in 15 countries around the world ranging from the Siamese crocodile in Asia to the Siberian crane in Russia to the Ethiopian wolf in Africa.

Kenya, Ethiopia authorities seize ivory stash

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

NAIROBI, Kenya — The head of Kenya's wildlife service says Ethiopian and Kenyan authorities have seized more than 2,600 pounds (1,200 kilograms) of ivory from nearly 100 illegally killed elephants.

Simien National Park – A popular Ethiopia travel destination

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Surrounded by Eritrea and Djibouti to the North, Sudan to the West and Northwest, Somalia to the East and Southeast and Kenya to the South, Ethiopia is one of the most attractive countries in Africa.

10,000 foreign tourists flock to Semien Mountains National Park in N. Ethiopia

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

ENA - Semien Mountains National Park existing in North Gondar Zone of Amhara state in Ethiopia secured an over 1.4 million Birr income from tourists who visited the park last year, the park office said.

Ethiopia to build fourth dam on River Omo

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Ethiopia will build the fourth hydro dam along the Omo River despite the concerns from environmentalists, the Nation has established.