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Programme - research

to find solutions to conservation problems

 

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