International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2015, Vol. 2 Issue 6, Part A
Assessment of Human Induced Threats to Warameda Wetland Dale Woreda Southern Ethiopia
Adugna Babu, Bogale Teferi
Wetlands are unique landscapes which provide services constantly during dry and wet season of the year. Therefore their year round benefits make them the most valuable and attractive component of the environment. The Southern Nations. Nationalities and Peoples Region of Ethiopia (SNNPR) have a variety of wetlands within different ecological zones. These include lakes swamps marshes flood plains etc. In Dale Woreda there are many wetlands varying in size. Warameda wetland is among the famous and the largest wetland in the Woreda. The aim of this research was therefore to assess the anthropogenic factors contributing to the degradation of the wetland and to recommend alternative management strategies in order to promote its benefits for the local communities and environmental functioning. In order to undertake this research; household survey focus group discussion field observation and key informants were interviewed to collect primary data. In addition to describe the trend of change of the wetland Landsat TM 1986. Landsat ETM 2000 and SPOT 2006 were used. Accordingly; the wetland has been highly encroached by human settlement eucalyptus plantation pollution sand extraction overexploitation of resources from the wetland and agricultural activities. Based on the result of the study the authors recommended the concerned bodies to alleviate the impact of human pressure from this wetland.
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Adugna Babu, Bogale Teferi. Assessment of Human Induced Threats to Warameda Wetland Dale Woreda Southern Ethiopia. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2015;2(6):25-33.