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National Parks
Semien Mountains National Park
Bale Mountains National Park
Awash National Park
Abijata and Shall National Park
Mago National Park
Omo National Park
Nech Sar National Park
Gambella National Park
Yangudi Ras Sanctuary
Babille wildlife Sanctuary

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Semien Mountains National Park
Located in the northern part of the Amhara Region, its territory covers the Simien Mountains and includes Ras Dashan, the highest point in Ethiopia.

It is home to a number of extremely rare species, including the Ethiopian wolf, Gelada Baboon, and the Walia Ibex, a wild goat found nowhere else in the world.

It was established in 1969, having been set up by Clive Nicol, who wrote about his experiences in From the Roof of Africa. It was one of the first sites to be made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (1978). However, due to serious population declines of the characteristic native species, in 1996 it was also added to the List of World Heritage Sites.