Maze National Park

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Maze National Park
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Maze National Park
Map showing the location of Maze National Park
Location in Ethiopia
LocationGamo Gofa Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, Ethiopia
Nearest cityArba Minch
Coordinates6°25′N 37°14′E / 6.417°N 37.233°E / 6.417; 37.233Coordinates: 6°25′N 37°14′E / 6.417°N 37.233°E / 6.417; 37.233
Area210 km²
Governing bodyEthiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority

Maze National Park is a national park in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region of Ethiopia. It is 210 square kilometers in size. Elevations within the park range between 1000 and 1200 meters above sea level. Maze was founded in 2005, and is managed by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority.[1]

Maze is noted for its population of the endangered Swayne's hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei),[2][3] and is said to be second only to Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary in importance for that subspecies.[4]


  1. ^ "Maze National Park (MzNP)". Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  2. ^ Datiko, Demeke; Afework Bekele (2011). "Population status and human impact on the endangered Swayne's hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei) in Nechisar Plains, Nechisar National Park, Ethiopia". African Journal of Ecology. 49 (3): 311–319. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2028.2011.01266.x. ISSN 0141-6707.
  3. ^ Tekalign, W; A Bekele (2012). "Current Population Status of the Endangered Endemic Subspecies of Swayne's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei) in Maze National Park, Ethiopia". Ethiopian Journal of Science. 34 (1). ISSN 0379-2897.
  4. ^ A Glimpse at Biodiversity Hotspots of Ethiopia (PDF). Ethiopian Wildlife & Natural History Society. p. 77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-16.

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