26 images Created 10 Sep 2010
The Simien Mountains lie in northern Ethiopia and are comprised in the Afromontane Hotspot, which harbors more endemic mammals, birds, and amphibians than any other region in Africa. They are a World Heritage Site and include the Simien Mountains National Park. As in many tropical areas, the main threat to this region is the expansion of agriculture, especially large crop plantations for crops like bananas, beans, and tea. Another relatively new threat, which coincides with the increasing population, is the growing bushmeat market.