Grevy's Zebra mother and foal
Image credit: Patricia D. Moehlma

Conservation of the Critically Endangered African Wild Ass and the Endangered Grevy’s Zebra in Ethiopia

2019 - 2021
Species protected
African Wild Ass Equus africanus
Grevy’s Zebra Equus grevyi

Project objectives

In the long-term designated protected areas and trained community Scouts will improve local and international awareness of the species and enhance its protection.

The goal is to successfully involve the local Afar pastoral communities in the conservation of these two threatened species to accomplish the conservation actions. The project will build capacity for protection of these species as well as promote awareness and education in the communities. The establishment of two protected areas will also have a great impact on the conservation of the African Wild Ass.

This project is implemented by EcoHealth Alliance.


Habitat loss & degradation


This project is part of the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife initiative, which is co-funded by the European Union.