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It is found in Debub Omo Zone adjacent to Omo and Mago NPs It is established in 1973 EC and covers an area of 1665km2. The reserve is very rich in wildlife resources because of large number of wild animals migrate in to this area from the neighboring parks especially during the dry seasons.
Savannah Grass land, riparian formation and deciduous woodland constitute the major vegetation types of the reserve. Although systematic ecological study didn’t conducted so far to determine the diversity and abundance of flora or fauna in the area, almost all mammals and birds species recorded in both Omo & Mago national Parks exist in the reserve. Common mammals species of the reserve includes: Cheetah, Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo, lion, leopard, Lelwel hartebeest, Tiang, Oryx, Burchell's Zebra, Lesser Kudu, De Brazzas monkey, Common Baboon and colobuse monkey , Ostrich on the plains and the endemic Black-winged love bird are among others typical features of the reserve.