Fire breaks out in Kafta Sheraro National park, Tigray, Ethiopia, District communication says today.
The fire that started yesterday night burned nearly 1, 500 hectares of the park which is presumed to have an estimated total area of 600, 000, according to the park office.
Habtom Hagos, head of the office also attributed the cause of wildfire to illegal arable land grabbing.
The fire occurred in places called Worawur, Tebko, Korcheli, Selingobo, he says adding that the Park rangers and local communities are working to control the fire accident from causing more damage.
Kafta Sheraro National Park (KSNP) which is bordered by Eritrean National elephant conservation is one of the nine areas where elephant founds in Ethiopia.
Kafta Sheraro is a newly established park in Ethiopia found in the Tigray region which has great wildlife resources. The preliminary wildlife inventory of the park indicates that 318 African elephants and other wild animals.