Somalia has been the evolutionary Centre of fauna and flora adapted to the climate conditions of the country. There was an abundance and diversity of wildlife and the country had a reputation of being one of the best wildlife havens in Africa. The fauna of the country has a remarkable composition of endemic species and has been described as the most interesting of the African continent1. However, over the last three decades, the national wildlife heritage of Somalia has seriously declined from the loss of habitat, illegal hunting, wars and the reduction and degradation of the natural vegetation cover of the country.
Read full paper below by Siep program Director By Mohamud Khadar.