Sheka (Ethiopia)

Sheka, Ethiopia, covers a total area of 238 750 ha and consists of forests, bamboo thickets, wetlands, agriculture lands, rural settlements and towns.  The forest in Sheka which is also part of the Southwest Highlands Forests of Ethiopia is important for the conservation of the Afromontane forest vegetation types, especially the Afromontane Rainforest and Alpine Bamboo thickets.  The area is rich in plant and animal life with over 38 threatened species of flora and fauna. The local population is deeply committed to maintaining the integrity of the ecosystem through the practice of ecologically sustainable agriculture.

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