2020a 167 ethiopia ethiopian wolf rebecca jackrel
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.

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.