Lone Ethiopian Wolf
Image credit: Rebecca Jackrel
Project

Coexisting with Ethiopian Wolves in the Northern Highlands of Ethiopia

Duration
2019 - 2022
Location
Ethiopia
Species protected
Ethiopian Wolf Canis simensis

Project objectives

  • Mobilize and support local communities in implementing sustainable natural resource uses across 4 mountain ranges in the Amhara National Regional State;
  • Implement alternative livelihoods in 260 households that will reduce pressure upon Afroalpine sources of firewood, including production of highland honey, fuel-saving saving stoves, and growing native grasses;
  • Implement grass plantations that not only benefit the local community economically but also restore the Afroalpine habitat across four areas.

This project is implemented by Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.