Projects - Monitoring & Research

To detect changes of status and threats in all wolf populations, and find solutions to conservation problems.

The success of species conservation relies on a deep understanding of the intricacies of behaviour and ecology. With 30 years of monitoring and research, we lead evidence-based conservation and monitor the fate of our conservation interventions.

Our team of passionate wolf monitors follow the lives of more than 60 wolf packs in five populations, together with a network of Wolf Ambassadors from the local communities, who are our eyes and ears in the most remote corners of the Afroalpine. This intimate knowledge of wolf families underpins all our work, such as targeted vaccinations to minimize pack extinctions during rabies outbreaks

We believe in the role of science in conservation and supports Ethiopians to further their academic careers. A recent scientific achievement was the trial of an oral rabies vaccine that may hold the key for the survival of the species.


Follow the the wolves with a long-term perpective:  the wolves' timeline
Going digital Visuallize our monitoring work using the wolf mapper

Ongoing research

What level of protection/exploitation leads to higher availability of prey for Ethiopian wolves? An ecological study of rodent diversity and abundance under different land uses in Afrolapine ranges of South Wollo, home to a key Ethiopia wolf population and where a mosaic of communal and formally protected land creates ideal conditions for this 'natural experiment’.

What foraging strategy Ethiopian wolves adopt in the face of disturbance, and what does it mean for their survival? The study entails detailed observations of focal wolves in a small Afroalpine area where they are in close contact with people and livestock, and where the rodent prey not as abundant as in the Bale Mountains -the species prime habitat and where behavioural study has been conducted in the past.

With the finantial support of