Welcome to MELCA

MELCA is a Non-Governmental Organisation based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The visionof MELCA is to see empowered communities protect, enhance and use their biodiversity and traditional ecological knowledge for sustainable development.

The mission of MELCA is to work for the protection of biodiversity and for the revival and enhancement of trad

itional ecological knowledge in Ethiopia, through advocacy, empowerment and research and development.

Its work benefits both the local communities (by providing them with both knowledge of their environment and employment oppurtunities) and the environment. Ethiopia has a large number of endemic species – the Ethiopian wolf, the Gelada baboon, and the Walia Ibex are the best known. However, Ethiopia is also host to hundreds of endemic birds.

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