Analyzing the Main Factors Behind Biodiversity Decline and Conservation Strategies in Ethiopia: A Comprehensive Overview

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  • Volume : 1 Issue : 2 2023
  • Page Number : 19-24
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Analyzing the Main Factors Behind Biodiversity Decline and Conservation Strategies in Ethiopia: A Comprehensive Overview

Author

1. Lilly Omondi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Haramaya University, Ethiopia

Abstract

This research explores the complex interplay between social and economic issues and how they affect Ethiopia's declining biodiversity. Even though there needs to be more theoretical arguments connecting these variables to the decline in biodiversity, there still needs to be more empirical data. The primary causes of the reduction in ecological diversity in this region are events caused by humans, such as habitat destruction, the introduction of introduced organisms, the overuse of natural resources, and the increasing popularity of monoculture in agriculture. This study highlights the need for further research in this area. It evaluates critically how well-existing biodiversity conservation plans are working to protect ecosystems, species, and cultural values from these prevailing challenges. The study comprehensively analyses the socioeconomic factors contributing to Ethiopia's declining biodiversity, including viable approaches, challenges, and future directions for successful intervention. It analyses previous estimates and focuses primarily on theoretical viewpoints. Through the support of workable conservation strategies, community-based management, and sector-specific conservation integration across the resource region, the research promotes the improvement of biodiversity conservation.

Keywords

Habitat loss Invasive species Agricultural monoculture Ecosystem services Environmental policy Climate change Land degradation Community-based management Conservation strategies Biodiversity decline

Conclusion

In summary, biodiversity's role in various sectors like agriculture, industry, and healthcare underscores its importance beyond intrinsic value. The primary threat to this diversity is habitat loss due to human activities such as urbanization and modern agriculture. The United Nations Environment Programme's 2004 report highlights the alarming rate of species extinction, linking it to socioeconomic, policy, and environmental factors. Human-induced disturbances, including overexploitation and habitat changes, significantly contribute to this loss. This affects ecological balance and has profound economic and public health implications, emphasizing the urgent need for global conservation efforts to protect our planet's biodiversity.

 

Author Contrubution

The author confirms sole responsibility for the following: study conception and design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of results, and manuscript preparation.

Funding

The authors did not receive any specific grants from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or non-profit sectors for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

Conflict of Interest

All authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Acknowledgements

I thank the following individuals for their expertise and assistance in all aspects of our study and for their help in writing the manuscript. I am also grateful for the insightful comments given by anonymous peer reviewers. Everyone's generosity and expertise have improved this study in myriad ways and saved me from many errors.

Corresponding Author

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Lilly Omondi

Haramaya University, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ethiopia

Copyright

Copyright: ©2024 Corresponding Author. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Omondi, Lilly. “Analyzing the Main Factors Behind Biodiversity Decline and Conservation Strategies in Ethiopia: A Comprehensive Overview.” Scientific Research Journal of Environment, Earth and Physical Science, vol. 1, no. 2, 2023, pp. 19-24, https://isrdo.org/journal/SRJEEP/currentissue/analyzing-the-main-factors-behind-biodiversity-decline-and-conservation-strategies-in-ethiopia-a-comprehensive-overview

Omondi, L. (2023). Analyzing the Main Factors Behind Biodiversity Decline and Conservation Strategies in Ethiopia: A Comprehensive Overview. Scientific Research Journal of Environment, Earth and Physical Science, 1(2), 19-24. https://isrdo.org/journal/SRJEEP/currentissue/analyzing-the-main-factors-behind-biodiversity-decline-and-conservation-strategies-in-ethiopia-a-comprehensive-overview

Omondi Lilly, Analyzing the Main Factors Behind Biodiversity Decline and Conservation Strategies in Ethiopia: A Comprehensive Overview, Scientific Research Journal of Environment, Earth and Physical Science 1, no. 2(2023): 19-24, https://isrdo.org/journal/SRJEEP/currentissue/analyzing-the-main-factors-behind-biodiversity-decline-and-conservation-strategies-in-ethiopia-a-comprehensive-overview

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