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.
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.