Majang Forest Biosphere Reserve (Ethiopia)

Located in the west of the country, this biosphere reserve includes Afromontane forests in one of the most fragmented and threatened regions in the world. The landscape also includes several wetlands and marshes. On higher ground, above altitudes of 1000 metres, the vegetation is dominated by ferns and bamboo, while lower areas are covered with palm trees. This region, rich in biodiversity, includes 550 higher plant species, 33 species of mammal and 130 bird species. The population is around 52,000 inhabitants.