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Robit Bata

Robit Bata Church Forest (Est. A.D.)

Forest Health Indicators for Robit Bata Church Forest


Hectares
of Forest
Remaining
6.8


Woody
Species
Remaining
0


Number of
Cattle Trails
In the Forest
0.0


Number of
Cut Trees
In the Forest
0


Percentage of
Wall
Completed
0%

Data from Dr. Alemayehu Wassie Eshete (2007)


Robit_Bata_Graphical_mapRobit_Bata_LegendLocated about 15km from the bustling city of Bahir Dar on a vast plain east of Lake Tana is the Robit Bata church, one of the few remaining areas of native forest along the paved road north of Bahir Dar. The nearly circular forest lies on very flat ground adjacent to the Gondar-Bahir Dar road and has no wall or other formal boundaries to indicate its perimeter. On Sundays the forest fills with people from the community and for many hours the sound of church services reverberate through the mixed evergreen and coffee trees. The calls of Black-headed Orioles, White-cheeked Turacos, and Red-billed Firefinches fill the forest. The surrounding land, though dotted with scattered indigenous trees, is mostly used for grazing and agriculture, with the most common crops being maize and tef.

Church Forest Area: 6.8 hectares (67743 m2)

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Land-Use Breakdown:
• Agricultural Land: 60.28%
• Grazing Land: 21.80%
• Church Forest: 5.14%
• Urban Land: 5.82%
• Tree Cover: 6.97%



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