PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

For thorough reviews of Ethiopian wolf biology, behavioural ecology and conservation read:

Strategic Plan for Ethiopian Wolf Conservation


Canid Specialist Group and the IUCN / Species Survival Commission. Strategic Planning for Ethiopian Wolf Conservation produced at the strategic planning for Ethiopian wolf conservation meeting in Lalibela, Ethiopia, 2011. pdf -2.9mb

A limited number of hard copies of the plan are available. Cost, including postage, as follows: UK £15; Europe €20; Rest of the World US$30. You can order via info@ethiopianwolf.org


Canids, jackals, wolves, foxes and dogs magazine


Sillero-Zubiri, C. and J. Marino. 2004. Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). Pp 167-174. In: Sillero-Zubiri, C., M. Hoffmann and D.W. Macdonald (Eds.). Canids: foxes, wolves, jackals and dogs: status survey and conservation action plan, second edition. IUCN Canid Specialist Group, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. chapter pdf -1.4MB




The Biology and conservation of wild canids magazine


Sillero-Zubiri, C., J. Marino, D. Gottelli and D.W. Macdonald. 2004. Afroalpine ecology, solitary foraging and intense sociality amongst Ethiopian wolves. Pp. 311-323 in D.W. Macdonald and C. Sillero-Zubiri (Eds.). The biology and conservation of canids. Oxford University Press, Oxford.




Action plan cover


Sillero-Zubiri, C. and D.W. Macdonald (Eds.). 1997. The Ethiopian wolf: status survey and conservation action plan. IUCN Canid Specialist Group, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. Available at www.canids.org.





► EWCP Reports

Annual report 2014 pdf -824 KB
Marino J. 2013. Ethiopian wolves and people in the Simien Mountains. Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme, unpublished report. pdf -823 KB
Ethiopian wolves in the Bale Mountains: Population threats and dynamics over three decades (1985-2012) pdf -639 KB
Annual report 2013 pdf -907 KB
Annual wolf monitoring report 2012-2013 pdf -684 KB
Oral SAG2 Vaccination Trials for Domestic dogs in Ethiopia pdf -818 KB
Annual wolf monitoring report 2011-2012 pdf -1.7 MB
Progress and Achievements 2007-2012 pdf -1.7 MB
Annual report 2012 pdf -720 KB
Habitat Change Project annual report 2012 pdf -3.2 MB
Annual report 2011 pdf -600 KB
Annual report 2009/10 pdf -600 KB
Annual report 2008/09 pdf -1.3 MB
Annual report 2007/08 pdf -1.2 MB
Annual report 2006/07 pdf -1MB
Annual report 2005/06 pdf -640KB
Annual report 2004/05 pdf -100KB
Activities and achievements 2000/04 pdf - 650KB
Update report April 2003 pdf - 340KB
Annual report 2002/03 pdf - 650KB
Annual report 2000/01 pdf - 380KB
Ethiopian wolf conservation strategy workshop 1999 pdf - 550KB

► Thesis

Gordon, CH. 2013. Disease and Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis): Trialling the feasibility of oral vaccination against rabies. M.Sc. thesis, University of Oxford, UK. pdf 6.3Mb

Eshete, Girma. 2010. Community management and status of an Afroalpine ecosystem: The case of the Ethiopian wolf at Mt. Abune Yoseph. Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia. pdf 1.1Mb

Yilma, Abera. 2009. The Impact of Vaccinating Dogs against Rabies and its Prevention in Human, Livestock and Dogs in Selected PAs of Bale Zone. Mekelle University, Ethiopia pdf 176 kb

Addisu Mekonnen 2009. Distribution of the Bale monkey (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) in the Bale Mountains and its ecology in the Odobullu Forest, Ethiopia. M.Sc. Thesis, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. pdf 1.7MB

Tariku Mekonnen 2007. Population status and diet of Starck's hare (Lepus starcki Petter, 1963) in Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. M.Sc. Thesis, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. pdf 600KB

Lucy Tallents 2007. Determinants of reproductive success in Ethiopian Wolves. D.Phil. dissertation, University of Oxford, UK. pdf 4MB

Deborah Randall 2006. Determinants of genetic variation in the Ethiopian wolf, Canis simensis. D.Phil. dissertation, University of Oxford, UK.

Gashaw Tilahun 2004. The population trends of domestic livestock, domestic dogs, humans and large mammals in the Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP), Ethiopia. M.Sc.thesis. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Deresse Dejene 2003. A nationwide assessment of the attitudes of local communities to wildlife and the Ethiopian wolf in particular. MSc thesis. Durrell Institute for Conservation & Ecology, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.

Jorgelina Marino 2003. Spatial ecology of the Ethiopian wolf, Canis simensis. D.Phil. dissertation, University of Oxford, UK.

Anagaw Atickem 2002. The ecology of domestic dogs in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. M.Sc.thesis. Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Zelealem Tefera Ashenafi 2001. Common Property Resource Management of an Afro-alpine habitat: supporting a population of the critically endangered Ethiopian Wolf Canis simensis. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Dalton, R. 2001. The skull morphology of the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). B.Sc.thesis. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Stephens, P. 1997. A census and analysis of trends in the large mammal populations of Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. M.Sc. thesis, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.

Sillero-Zubiri, C. 1994. Behavioural ecology of the Ethiopian wolf, Canis simensis. D.Phil. dissertation, University of Oxford, UK.

Shimelis Bayene 1986. A study on some ecological aspects of the giant mole-rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus) in Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. M.Sc. thesis, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

► Scientific Publications

Taxonomy & Genetics


Gottelli, D., C. Sillero-Zubiri, J. Marino, S. M. Funk, and J. Wang (2013). Genetic structure and patterns of gene flow among populations of the endangered Ethiopian wolf. Animal Conservation 16:234-247.

Gottelli, D., J. Wang, J. Marino, C. Sillero-Zubiri, and S.M. Funk. In press. Integrating molecular genetic structure to the restoration process of the Endangered Ethiopian wolf. Molecular Ecology

Gottelli, D., Marino, J., Sillero-Zubiri, C, and Funk, S.M. 2004. The effect of the last glacial age on speciation and population genetic structure of the endangered Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). Molecular Ecology 13:2275-2286.

Gottelli, D., Sillero-Zubiri, C., Applebaum, G.D., Girman, D., Roy, M., Garcia-Moreno, J., Ostrander, E. and Wayne, R.K. 1994. Molecular genetics of the most endangered canid: the Ethiopian wolf, Canis simensis. Molecular Ecology 3:301-312.

Randall, D.A., Pollinger, J.P. , Wayne, R.K. , Tallents, L.A., Johnson, P.J. and Macdonald D.W. (2007) Inbreeding is reduced by female-biased dispersal and mating behavior in Ethiopian wolves. Behavioral Ecology 18(3):579-589 abstract online

Rook, L., and Azzaroli-Puccetti, M.L. 1997. Remarks on the skull morphology of the endangered Ethiopian jackal, Canis simensis Rüppell 1838. Atti Della Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei Classe Di Scienze Fisiche Matematiche E Naturali Rendiconti Lincei Scienze Fisiche E Naturali 7:277‑302.

Clutton-Brock, J., Corbet, G.B., and Hills, M. 1976. A review of the family Canidae, with a classification by numerical methods. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural history) London, Zoology 29:117-199.

Kennedy, L.J., Randall, D.A., Knobel, D., Brown, J.J., Fooks, A.R., Argaw, K., Shiferaw, F., Ollier, W.E.R., Sillero-Zubiri, C., MacDonald, D.W., and Laurenson, M.K. 2011. Major histocompatibility complex diversity in the endangered Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). Tissue Antigens 77:118-125. pdf - 650kb

Distribution & Status


Asefa A. 2013. Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian wolf mortalities in the Northern side of Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Biological Sciences (2008) 7: 179-184.

Marino, J., Sillero-Zubiri, C. and Macdonald, D.W. 2006 Trends, dynamics and resilience of an Ethiopian wolf population. Animal Conservation 9: 49 -58.

Marino, J. 2003. Threatened wolves persist in small isolated Afroalpine enclaves. Oryx 37:62-71.

Ash, N.J. 2001. Expansion of Ethiopian wolf conservation to Northern Ethiopia. Canid News 4 online

Stephens, P.A., d’Sa, C.A , Sillero-Zubiri, C. and Leader Williams, N. 2001. Impact of livestock and settlement on the large mammalian wildlife of Bale Mountains National Park, southern Ethiopia. Biological Conservation 100:307-322.

Sillero-Zubiri, C., and Gottelli, D. 1994. Canis simensis. Mammalian Species 485:1-6.

Gottelli, D., and Sillero-Zubiri, C. 1992. The Ethiopian wolf - an endangered endemic canid. Oryx 26:205-214.

Yalden, D.W., and Largen, M.J. 1992. The endemic mammals of Ethiopia. Mammal Review 22(3/4):115-150.

Yalden, D.W., Largen, M.J., and Kock, D. 1980. Catalogue of the mammals of Ethiopia. 4. Carnivora. Monitore Zoologico Italiano NS Supplemento 13:169-272.

Morris, P.A., and Malcolm, J.R. 1977. The Simien fox in the Bale Mountains. Oryx 14:151-160.

Threats & Conservation


Marino, J., C. Sillero-Zubiri, D. Gottelli, P. J. Johnson, and D. W. Macdonald. 2013. The fall and rise of Ethiopian wolves: lessons for conservation of long-lived, social predators. Animal Conservation (early view online)

Leader-Williams N, Coulson T, Ashenafi Z. 2012. Consequences of Human Land Use for an Afro-alpine Ecological Community in Ethiopia. Conservation and Society 10:209-216 [pdf 728 KB]

Food & Foraging


Malcolm, J.R. 1997. The diet of the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis Rüppell) from a grassland area of the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. African Journal of Ecology 35:162-164.

Sillero-Zubiri, C., and Gottelli, D. 1995. Diet and feeding behavior of Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis). Journal of Mammalogy 76:531-541.

Sillero-Zubiri, C., Tattersall, F.H., and Macdonald, D.W. 1995. Bale Mountains rodent communities and their relevance to the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). African Journal of Ecology 33:301-320.

Sillero-Zubiri, C., Tattersall, F.H., and Macdonald, D.W. 1995. Habitat selection and daily activity of giant molerats (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus): significance to the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) in the Afroalpine ecosystem. Biological Conservation 72:77-84.

Yalden, D.W. 1985. Tachyoryctes macrocephalus. Mammalian Species 237:1-3.

Social Behaviour


Marino, J., C. Sillero-Zubiri, P. Johnson, and D. W. Macdonald 2012. Ecological bases of philopatry and cooperation in Ethiopian wolves. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:1005-1015.

Tallents, Lucy A., Randall, Deborah A., Williams, Stuart D. and Macdonald, David W. 2012. Territory quality determines social group composition in Ethiopian wolves Canis simensis. Journal of Animal Ecology 2012, 81, 24-35.

Zelealem Tefera Ashenafi, Coulson, T., Sillero-Zubiri, C. and Leader-Williams, N. 2005. Behaviour and ecology of the Ethiopian wolf in a human-dominated landscape outside protected areas. Animal Conservation 8:113-121.

Sillero-Zubiri, C., Marino, J., Gottelli, D., and Macdonald, D.W. 2004. Afroalpine ecology, solitary foraging and intense sociality amongst Ethiopian wolves. Pp. 311-323 in D.W. Macdonald and C. Sillero-Zubiri (Eds.). The biology and conservation of canids. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Sillero-Zubiri, C. and Macdonald, D.W. 1998. Scent‑marking and territorial behaviour of Ethiopian wolves Canis simensis. Journal of Zoology ( London) 245:351-361.

Sillero-Zubiri, C., and Gottelli, D. 1995. Spatial organization in the Ethiopian wolf Canis simensis: large packs and small stable home ranges. Journal of Zoology ( London) 237:65-81.

Reproductive Behaviour


van Kesteren, F., C. Sillero-Zubiri, R. Millar, K. Argaw, D. W. Macdonald, and M. Paris (2012). Sex, stress and social status: Patterns in fecal testosterone and glucocorticoid metabolites in male Ethiopian wolves. General and Comparative Endocrinology 179:30-37

Sillero-Zubiri, C., Johnson, P.J., and Macdonald, D.W. 1998. An hypothesis for breeding synchrony in Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis). Journal of Mammalogy 79:853-858.

Sillero-Zubiri, C., Gottelli, D., and Macdonald, D.W. 1996. Male philopatry, extra-pack copulations and inbreeding avoidance in the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 38:331-340.

Disease & Vaccination


Haydon, D.T., Randall, D.A., Matthews, L., Knobel, D.L., Tallents, L.A., Gravenor, M.B., Williams, S.D., Pollinger, J.P., Cleaveland, S., Woolhouse, M.E.J, Sillero-Zubiri, C., Marino, J., Macdonald D.W. and Laurenson, M.K. 2006. Low-coverage vaccination strategies for the conservation of endangered species. Nature 443 (12 Oct 2006)

Randall, D.A., Marino, J., Haydon, D.T., Sillero-Zubiri, C., Knobel, D.L., Tallents, L.T., Macdonald, D.W. and Laurenson, M.K. 2006. An integrated disease management strategy for the control of reabies in Ethiopian wolves. Biological Conservation 131(2): 325-337

Randall, D.A., Williams, S.D., Kuzmin, I.V., Rupprecht, C.E., Tallents, L.A., Tefera, Z., Argaw, K., Shiferaw, F., Knobel, D.L., Sillero-Zubiri, C., and Laurenson, M.K. 2004. Rabies in endangered Ethiopian wolves. Emerging Infectious Diseases 10:2214-2217. online

Haydon, D.T., Laurenson, M.K. and Sillero-Zubiri, C. 2002. Integrating epidemiology into population viability analysis: managing the risk posed by rabies and canine distemper to the Ethiopian wolf. Conservation Biology 16:1372-1385.

Knobel DL, Fooks AR, Brookes M, Randall DA, Williams SD, Argaw K, Shiferaw F, Tallents LA and Laurenson MK (2008). Trapping and vaccination of endangered Ethiopian wolves to control an outbreak of rabies. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 109-116 abstract

Laurenson, M.K., Sillero-Zubiri, C., Thompson, H., Shiferaw, F., Thirgood, S. and Malcolm, J.R. 1998. Disease as a threat to endangered species: Ethiopian wolves, domestic dogs and canine pathogens. Animal Conservation 1:273-280.

Whitby, J.E., Johnstone, P. And Sillero-Zubiri, C. 1997. Rabies virus in the decomposed brain of an Ethiopian wolf detected by nested reverse transcription‑polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33: 912-915.

Sillero-Zubiri, C., King, A.A., and Macdonald, D.W. 1996. Rabies and mortality in Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 32:80-86.

Mebatsion, T., Sillero-Zubiri, C., Gottelli, D., and Cox, J.H. 1992. Detection of rabies antibodies by ELISA and RFFIT in unvaccinated dogs and in the endangered Simien jackal (Canis simensis) of Ethiopia. Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Series B 39:233-235.

► Popular Writing


Will Burrard-Lucas, Rebecca R. Jackrel and Jaymi Heimbuch. 2013. The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction. Online review

Morell, V. 2006. Wolves of Ethiopia. National Geographic Magazine, March 2006. online version

Williams, S. 2004. Ethiopian wolves on high. BBC Wildlife Magazine July 2004. read this article

Hood, A. and Sillero-Zubiri, C. 1997. Wolf watchers. Templar Publishing, Dorking, Surrey. Children’s book; purchase from Born Free Foundation.

► Afroalpine Ecosystem


Addisu Mekonnen, Afework Bekele, Graham Hemson, Peter J. Fashing and Anagaw Atickem (submitted). Diet, activity patterns, and ranging ecology of the Bale monkey (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) in Odobullu Forest, Ethiopia. International Journal of Primatology.

Addisu Mekonnen, Afework Bekele, Graham Hemson, Eyob Teshome and Anagaw Atickem (in press). Population size and habitat preference of the Bale monkey (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) in Odobullu Forest and its distribution pattern across the Bale Massif, Ethiopia. Oryx.

Busby, G.B.J., Busby, J.S.E., Grant, J., Hoolahan, R.A. and Marsden, C.D. 2006. The Lone Wolf Project Final Report: An expedition to the Simien Mountains, 29th June to 12th September 2005. Unpublished expedition report pdf -2MB

Malcolm, J.R. and Evangelista, P.H. 2005. Range and status of the mountain Nyala. pdf -580KB

Williams, S.D., Vivero Pol, J-L., Spawls, S., Shimelis, A. & Kelbessa, E. 2005. Ethiopian Highlands. In Hotspots Revisited (eds. Mittermeier, R., et al.). Conservation International. Cemex Press. about this book

Admasu, E., Thirgood, S.J., Bekele, A. & Laurenson, M.K. 2004. A note on the spatial ecology of African civet and common genet in farmland in the Ethiopian Highlands. African Journal of Ecology 42: 160-162.

Admasu, E., Thirgood, S.J., Bekele, A. & Laurenson, M.K. 2004. Spatial ecology of golden jackal in farmland in the Ethiopian Highlands. African Journal of Ecology 42:144-152.

Admasu, E., Thirgood, S.J., Bekele, A. & Laurenson, M.K. 2004. Spatial ecology of white-tailed mongoose in farmland in the Ethiopian Highlands. African Journal of Ecology 42: 153-159.