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Matheniko Wildlife Reserve

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Location  Moroto District Uganda
Nearest city  Mbale
Area  1,520 km²
Matheniko Wildlife Reserve
Governing body  Uganda Wildlife Authority

The Matheniko Wildlife Reserve is a conservation area in the Karamoja subregion of northeastern Uganda. It is the fifth most-threatened conservation protected area in Uganda.

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Location

Matheniko is a part of the corridor of protected areas in Karamoja that stretches from Kidepo National Park down through Bokora and Pian Upe Wildlife Reserves. The Reserve's northeastern boundary is also the Uganda-Kenya border.

Geology

The elevation of the Reserve is between 1,070 and 1,830 metres (3,510 and 6,000 ft).

Climate

Matheniko falls into the Somalia-Masai ecoregion of semi-desert grassland and shrubland. Average annual rainfall in the Reserve is 670 millimetres (26 in), with peaks in April–May and in November.

Biology

a good type of vegetation is found here

Tourism

The Uganda Wildlife Authority is actively working to develop Matheniko's tourism infrastructure. As of February 2012 it seeking bidders to construct a six roomed Guest House there.

References

Matheniko Wildlife Reserve Wikipedia


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