Established over half a century ago, the Awash National Park boasts oryxes, cheetahs, among other fauna. The park has lately been deteriorating, and the number of tourists headed there has dwindled to a trickle. The fact that the park lies along the border of two regional states coupled with competition for pasture by animals belonging to pastoralists has led to the fleeing of park fauna. Invasion of the park by nonindigenous weeds has been another challenge.
(Photo: Tamirat Getachew)