Ethiopia and its people are facing very troubling and unsettling times. Fortunately all EWCP staff, their families, our close colleagues and partners are well, and this is a welcome relief to us all.
We are uncertain how the wolves and the communities will cope with adversity. With conflict escalating and the nation in a state of emergency, our field teams had to vacate several of the areas where the wolves live. We are hoping for a swift return of peace and normality to all the peoples of Ethiopia and, in due course, to be able to resume our work across key wolf populations.
We must be ready for what the future will bring and, while we adapt to the current challenges, the wolves and the people of the highlands need your help more than ever. Your support has been instrumental in our ability to maintain our work and respond quickly to challenges to protect the habitat the wolves need to thrive.
We are already planning the next phase of our One Health project in the Bale Mountains, where half of the world’s Ethiopian wolves live. Here, we implement solutions to mitigate rabies outbreaks that not only benefit the wolves, but also protect dogs and livestock and improve peoples’ livelihoods.
Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday and we look up to you for support to take our One Health initiative to the next level. Thanks to the generosity of a sponsor, every donation received from today up until the New Year will be matched up to $50,000! Thank you!
"All of us at EWCP want to thank you warmly for your many messages of encouragement during these difficult times, and for the support you continue to give to the wolves. Amasekenalo" - Dr Girma Eshete