to ensure meta-population persistence and to maintain genetic variability
All five extant Ethiopian wolf populations remain in danger of extinction simply due to their small size. These facts are scary: the largest population has some 300 wolves and the smallest fewer than 25; two small wolf populations went extinct in the past 10 years; there are no wolves in captivity anywhere in the world. The long-term survival of these wolves may ultimately depend on assisted movement of animals; for example to rescue populations decimated by disease and to recreate new ones in areas occupied by wolves in the past.
Urgent needs requiere drastic action, so we are taking the first steps of a vision for the active management of Ethiopian wolves to secure their survival.