A virtual trip to the highlands of Ethiopia. Follow the fortunes of Ethiopian wolves and EWCP at work.
EWCP field camps & focal wolf populations EWCP offices are located near Dinsho, within the Bale Mountains National Park headquarters. EWCP monitors intensively three core wolf areas in Bale: the Web Valley population from a field base in Sodota , the Sanetti population from the field camp lcoated at the plateau; and the Morebawa population, accessed only by foot or horseback. back to top
A new rabies epizootic Every year EWCP monitors more than 50 wolf families in the Bale Mountains. Between July 2014 and March 2015 the monitors found more than 20 wolf carcasses, and laboratory analyses confirmed another rabies epizootic. Rabies is the major threat to the persistence of Ethiopian wolves in the Bale Mountains, the largest population. back to top
The route of rabies infection EWCP monitors detected the first carcass in the Sanetti Plateau in July 2014. Later on, seven months later and 35 km west of the index case, dead wolves started to appear in the Morabawa population -the emergency vaccination quickly expanded there. back to top
Emergency vaccination intervention The current intervention to contain rabies in the Bale wolf population has been the most intensive in the history of EWCP, reaching 21 wolf packs and protecting 106 wolves, around a third of the total population. In Sanetti a prime wolf area and the epicenter of the outbreak, more than half of the wolves are now protected.back to top
Domestic dog vaccinations (April 2014-March 2015) Over the last 12 moths the EWCP Veterinary Team vaccinated more than 3,300 domestic dogs in 44 villages around wolf range to reduce the prevalence of rabies in dogs, the reservoir population, therefore reducing the risk of transmission to the Ethiopian wolves. back to top