We publish  online and in print a Biodiversity Newsletter twice a year. The articles are based on scientific facts and figures mostly Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Use and Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS). Besides, relevant articles which are considered for publication include, among others,  from areas of Environmental Protection, Agricultural Research, Fisheries and Biotechnology.

EBI Newsletter Volume I Number I


  • Biodiversity News
  • Implementation Challenges of the Access and Benefit Sharing Agreement on Teff (Eragrostis tef)   [Gemedo Dalle]
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Why worry? [Getachew Tesfaye]
  • Biodiversity Hotspots: Pitfalls and Prospects  [Getachew Tesfaye]
  • Implementation Efforts of the CBD in Ethiopia [Abiyot Berhanu & Misikire Tessema]
  • Forest Conservation and Challenges in Ethiopia (Amharic)  [Alishum Ahmed]
  •  Mainstreaming Ecosystem Approach [Berihun G/Medhin]
  • Some Ethnoveterinary Plants Used by  Kerreyu Pastoralists in ORS, Ethiopia [Kebu Balemi]
  • Collecting Germplasm in Central and Northern Ethiopia: Socio-economic and landuse changes and genetic erosion [Adugna Abdi]
  • National Economic Value of the Un-exploited Traditional Medicinal Plants of Ethiopia [Belachew Wassihun]
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 – 2020
  •  Access and Benefit Sharing on genetic resources and associated indigenous knowledge (Amharic).
EBI-Biannual-Biodiversity-Newsletter Vol I No I

EBI Newsletter Volume I Number II 


  • Understanding Microbes and Microbial Dominance
  • Status of Microbial Culture Collection at Institute of Biodiversity Conservation, Ethiopia
  • Mushroom Cultivation for Sustainable Food Security
  • Metagenomics: Core of Paradigm Shift in Microbial Diversity Analysis
  • Never Underestimate the Role of Algae to our Ecosystem
  • Microbes: Handy Tools of Biotechnology
  • Impact of Indigenous Invasive Species on Forage & Pasture Genetic Resource Diversity in Pastoral Areas of Borena Zone
  • Coordinate Data Complementation for Previous Field Crop Landrace Collections of North Shewa
  • Illegal Transfer of Genetic Resources from Ethiopia: a Preliminary Survey of Knowledge of Stakeholders
  • Biodiversity News
EBI-Biannual-Biodiversity-Newsletter Vol I No II

EBI Newsletter Number III

We are going to publish  No. III in December 2021. Now, we are receiving articles for publication. Consider contributing your article for publication! Send us using: info@ebi.gov.et


  • Issues: Biodiversity, Conservation, Sustainable Use, Access & Benefit Sharing, Agriculture, Environment, Fisheries, Biotechnology
  • Pages: Not more than 5 pages in 1.5 space, Times New Roman
  • Body: Background, Methodology, Results and discussion, Cnclusion, References