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Wildlife

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Wildlife There is no thorough survey of the wildlife in the area. Animals that have been spotted during field trips include a small antelope (Guenter's Dikdik?) and monkeys (Vervet ?). Hyenas (in a fairly big number), mole rats and civet cats were indicated by droppings, holes or scent, and in the past, wild cats and even maybe leopards have been seen. Although the Eucalyptus tree offers a very poor habitat for birds, at least 16 species have been spotted, mainly along the brooks and in the open areas. A Great Wildlife View with the Meandering streams.  This plateau just above Bees' Cliff is a magnificently beautiful place with a great panorama view over the stream and many characters in the landscape. When the scene turns south, the abyss Bees' Cliff (14) , the ravine is very close, where the river's further gorge meandering (35) becomes intuitively felt through the profound cooling airflow rising from the unknown abyss below the field of view. ** Caution:

Human Civilization and Culture for Nature

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            Human Civilization and Culture for Nature The evolution of civilization in different cultures and parts of the world indicates a strong connection between in-depth knowledge in biology and the specific culture's potential for development. Without a doubt, a healthy relationship is seen with this rule, even in other sciences, but it is particularly evident in biology, as this is so close to human health and well-being.  This focus on Entoto Natural Park with the orientation of native trees and plants reflects the intentions of this context and helps most appropriately both nature and man to develop together in a mutually reinforced relationship that resembles a type of symbiosis.  In cases where this symbiosis is successful, there is a strong connection between knowledge and respect for nature values. However, it is the man who makes the most significant profit of elevated living standards and economics, while nature follows a subordinate role that is

Mapping References

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Mapping References Aerial photographs handed out from the Ethiopian Mapping Agency from the following dates:                             1984-01-25      Addis Ababa    S14.15- 0290 - 0923                                                                                   S14.16-0230 - 0236                                                                                   S14.17-0267 - 0273                                                                                   S14.18-0281 - 0287                              1984-12-07      Sululta              SO2 050 - 059                              1985-01-09      Sululta              R15 090 - 093 Map of ADDIS ABABA NW,  produced at Ethiopian Mapping Agency, 1982.Series: ETH 4, Sheet: 0938-D3, Edition 2.Scale 1: 50 000 Map of ADDIS ABABA NE, produced at Ethiopian Mapping Agency, 1982.Series: ETH 4, Sheet: 0938-D4, Edition 2.Scale 1: 50 000 In our synthesis, we have concentrated on finding the place for each a

Bees' Cliff - (CAUTION)

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Bees' Cliff - (CAUTION) 14.  **Enchanting Lush Attractions Above the Abyss. Bees' Cliff constitutes a hidden, unknown void, which can become a real danger and, further, does not allow direct, easy proximity from either the east or the west side of the gorge's slopes. These precipitous cliff sides are so seriously too steep that all visual contacts towards the bottom of the abyss are impossible. In all expressions of its nature, as a multi-dimensional beauty, it's despite all; nevertheless, a false invitation of security delivered and this through the surrounding nature's grandiose lush veil of Bees' Cliff (14). This treacherous danger includes even any closer hiking from within the depth bottom of the canyon along the riverbanks (35). Due to this alluring beauty, a deceivingly natural trickery is delivered. The easter canyon's slope gives here an impression of inviting lush beauty but nevertheless a treacherous one with a fertile gre

The Torrential Rains and Erosion

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The scientific and prehistoric phenomenon and background  To the large rainfall over the Ethiopian Highlands The humid and warm air that regularly arrives during the rainy season from the Indian Ocean and then rises over the Ethiopian highlands is a meteorological phenomenon, known as Orographic Precipitation (OP). This meteorological phenomenon is very well known, and its explanation is evident that the incoming clouds transform their moisture into rain as they rise over a high mountain mass. The landscape in this picture illustrates the circumstances that affect the erosion and its relationship to the groundwater levels. Alluvial Water (AW) can be crucial for creating water to the natural groundwater reservoirs and the recovery of the nutrient-rich sediment. The loss of this fertile soil is frequently occurring and increasing without these wetlands. Instead, this nutrient-rich sediment should be welcome as risks or even cause a recurring obstacle to both farms and to

Benefits from the Establishment of the Park

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Benefits from the Establishment of the Park Sustainable Development The biodiversity in the Entoto Natural Park will improve by new plantings of indigenous vegetation. The existing natural plants will reproduce themselves and grow once the Eucalyptus has been replaced and a couple of rainy seasons have washed the toxins in the soil down the hill. There is much to be gained from a transformation of the plantations of Entoto into a natural park, both economically, biologically and for the well being of the citizens. A Regrowth of Native Vegetation Indigenous trees and the Australian  Eucalyptus tree  and its Ancient Legacy When the new indigenous forest has grown for some years and action has been taken to halt the erosion, the risk of flooding will be eliminated as a final result of soil with an infiltration capacity well above the situation of today. A balance has been reached between the constraints of the landscape and the land use by man, there spontaneously, and by

The Eucalyptus Problem

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The Eucalyptus Problem On the Entoto mountain and many other places around Addis Ababa, the existing vegetation is Eucalyptus globulu s. This is an Australian tree brought to Ethiopia some 100 years ago. At this past time, most of the area around the town had been deforested due to the need for wood construction and fuel. The introduction of the new species was very successful, as its speed of growing surpassed the indigenous trees. Some of the Eucalyptus on Entoto have their origin in that first phase of reforestation, but plantations continued during the last century. At present, the bulk of the Park area is covered by eucalyptus plantations. The new species is an integral part of the Ethiopian history, but at the same time, it is a tree that not belongs to the Ethiopian flora. Biodiversity :  Foreign trees often have difficulties in adjusting to their new environment. The Eucalyptus is growing apparently without trouble, but it is not capable of sexually reproducing itself, i