Awash National Park
|Awash National Park|
|Area||756 km2 (292 sq mi)|
Awash National Park is one of the
The Awash National Park was established in 1966, although the act authorizing its existence was not completely passed for another three years. In establishing this park, as well as the Metehara Sugar Plantation to the south, the livelihoods of the Karayyu Oromo people indigenous to that area have been endangered—an effect that is contrary to the Ethiopian government's original intention of these establishments serving to benefit the local population.
Wildlife in this park include the