The Semien Mountains National Park is celebrated its 50th anniversary of the Jubilee Gold Festival at the national level . The park was officially removed from the danger list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Wildlife Development and Conservation Authority Director-General, Kuku Wongigari says with the help local community, the regional government, the federal and international organizationsof the park has been removed from endanger liste. He said it showed that it is possible to rescue the other natinal which faces the same problems.
Chief Administrator of Amhara State, Gedu Andargachew, for his part expressed his appreciation to local community for their continuous support for the safety of the park. According to the director 606 households were also voluntarily relocated from the park. The Semien Mountains National Park, founded about 50 years ago, were listed endanger Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.e threat of the resources he has left behind. By the concerted efforts of the local community and stakeholders, the Park removed from the endangered list at the 41st Conference of UNESCO annual meeting in Paraguay, Poland.
The park has attracted visitors over the past 50 years and played an important role in the construction of the tourism economy and national construction. The Semien National Park, contains 10 species of mammals, 6 species of birds and 10 species plants endemic only to Ethiopia. The park has been around since the reign of Emperor Menelik, and has been nationalized in 1959.
Chief Administrator of Amhara State, Ato Gedu Andargachew, Minister of Culture and Tourism Dr. Hirun Woldemariam, Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Authority, Kurugi Wakigari, and other government officials, including representatives of UNESCO and local residents, were present at the ceremony. Currently, there is a process in order to recognize individuals and institutions who contributed to the development of the park. There are nine national parks and community protected areas in the Amhara Region.