Two male African Wild Ass
Image credit: Patricia D. Moehlman

Conservation of the Critically Endangered African Wild Ass in the State of Eritrea

2019 - 2020
Species protected
African Wild Ass Equus africanus

Project objectives

The goal is to successfully involve the local Afar pastoral communities in the conservation of this Critically Endangered equid species to accomplish the conservation actions. The project will strengthen capacity for protection of the species as well as promote awareness and education in the communities through recruiting, employing, training and equipping community Scouts.


Habitat loss & degradation

The establishment of a protected area on the Messir Plateau for the African Wild Ass will also have a great impact for the conservation of this species.

This project is implemented by EcoHealth Alliance.

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