Land cover dynamics in the Simien Mountains (Ethiopia), half a century after establishment of the National Park

  title={Land cover dynamics in the Simien Mountains (Ethiopia), half a century after establishment of the National Park},
  author={M. Jacob and A. Frankl and H. Hurni and S. Lanckriet and M. D. Ridder and Etefa Guyassa and H. Beeckman and J. Nyssen},
  journal={Regional Environmental Change},
  • M. Jacob, A. Frankl, +5 authors J. Nyssen
  • Published 2016
  • Geography
  • Regional Environmental Change
  • The Simien Mountains house several endangered and endemic wildlife species and provide important ecosystem services. Despite its regional environmental importance, the Simien Mountains are listed as World Heritage in Danger since 1997. This raised the need for an evaluation of landscape changes from before the establishment of the Simien Mountain National Park (SMNP) in 1969. For this purpose, historical terrestrial photographs (1966–2009) were re-analyzed from 2014 repeats, using an expert… CONTINUE READING
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