Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme

Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme

Project Animal(s) : Ethiopian Wolf
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Africa
Project Type : Conservation
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Project is timebound? : No

Rare Ethiopian wolves persist high up in a few montane enclaves of Afroalpine habitat, where they prey upon the abundant rodent communities and live in large family packs with an intricate social organization. These specialized carnivores, close relatives of both grey wolves and coyotes, are only found in a half-dozen isolated mountain pockets of Ethiopia and fewer than 500 individuals survive, threatened by loss of highland habitats and disease. Informed by sound research, the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP) targets the greatest threats to the survival of Ethiopian wolves while promoting them as a flagship for the conservation of many of Ethiopia’s endemic species and natural resources.

Project Agency : Wildlife Conservation Research Unit(WildCRU)

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EWCP is chiefly funded by the Born Free Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Network. In borth Ethioipa we work in partnership with Frankfurt Zoological Society.

EWCP Annual Report April 2016 available to read here (PDF, 1.8 MB)