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Senegalia venosa (Senegalia venosa)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 230531036

In-situ Conservation of endangered Acacia Venosa in Hirmi Dryland areas of Northern Ethiopia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 230531036) - Senegalia venosa - Awarded $5,000 on May 31, 2023

The following are the study's objectives: 1) Examine the Acacia venosa distribution in the Hirmi dryland. The species' population status and abundance will be documented. Furthermore, the reported location will be plotted. 2) Assess the current regeneration status of A.venosa. The number of seedlings, saplings, and mature plants will be kept track, for future monitoring. Saplings and seedlings were defined as plants with heights of 1-2m and ? 1m, respectively. The regeneration status will determine the density ratio of seedlings/saplings/mature A. venosa, which is useful for future conservation. 3). Identify the existing potential threats to the plant. Vegetation disturbance parameters including cutting, debarking, grazing, fire and charcoal production signs will be assessed in/around the plot record. Accordingly, the disturbance intensity will be estimated visually and will rate from 1-4. Identifying the main threats will be important to set appropriate management mechanisms. 4). Collect seeds of A.venosa for propagation in the nursery site. After periodical field monitoring, the seeds will be collected to Shire Mai-Tsebri Agricultural Research Center nursery site. 5). Creating awareness. A focus group discussion on the plant conservation status, use, threat and management approaches will be held with the Kebele around the study areas.

Project 230531036 location - Ethiopia, Africa