Yabello Sanctuary

It was primarily established to protect Ethiopian Bush crow, White-tailed Swallow; and other wildlife of greatest significance.

Location: it is located in Borena Zone, some 550km south-east of Addis Ababa on the way to Moyale. The altitude ranges between 1000-1,500m asl. The area is situated within the coordinates of N10o45’ and E40o45’.

Rainfall: the area receives an average of 760mm rainfall annually.

Ecological zone: South-east lowland

Vegetation type: Savanna grassland and bush land

Major wildlife species:

Endemic mammal: Swayne’s Hartebeest

Endemic birds: Ethiopian Bush crow, White-tailed Swallow, Degodi Lark, Sidamo longclawed Lark, Salvadori’s Serin and Yellow-throated Serin.