Natural Regeneration Status of the Ground Water Forest in Nech Sar National Park, Ethiopia

  •  Molla Mekonnen Alemu    


Nech Sar National Park hosts a variety of unique terrestrial and aquatic features. The ground water forest of the park is characterized by dense canopy cover, evergreen, none rainfall dependent out of its biome region, rich in ground water and associated wetlands and mixed shrub land vegetation structure. Since ecosystem management is solidly dependent on localized factors, the research was carried out to explore the regeneration status of the ground water woody vegetation of Nech Sar National Park as it is a crucial element of identifying environmental as well as human induced factors that are affecting the restoration potentials of the vegetation. A total of 36 experimental plots were employed along five different transects that were laid out systematically so as to explore the regeneration status of the major woody tree species of the ground water vegetation of the park. The findings showed that, the ground water vegetation is at high risk of natural regeneration that needs the urgent interference of all concerned Government and development partners in averting the selective cutting of trees so as to meet the ever increasing household energy demand of Arba Minch city.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0488
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0496
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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