I am excited to announce that I am embarking on a new conservation project to raise awareness and support for the world’s most endangered canine, the Ethiopian wolf. It is estimated that less than 500 wolves remain in the wild today, and this number is falling rapidly. Introduced diseases from domestic dogs, isolation of gene pools and habitat loss to grazing are some of the issues facing the species. Without serious efforts to address these issues, Africa could soon lose its only species of wolf.
On this project I will be collaborating with fellow wildlife photographer, Rebecca Jackrel. During a scouting expedition to Ethiopia, Rebecca took the beautiful photographs that I am using in this post.
The aim of the Ethiopian Wolf Project is to educate and inspire people to take action on behalf of this highly endangered animal. To achieve this, we will spend several weeks in Ethiopia photographing the wolves and documenting the threats to their survival. On our return, we will use our images and experiences to produce lectures, articles, gallery exhibits and more in order to raise awareness and support for the conservation of these wonderful animals.
We need your help to make our vision a reality!
We are relying on community donations to raise the funds necessary to undertake our expedition. For example, we will need help covering the costs of permits and enlisting the services of local guides, trackers and horses. On our return, remaining funds will be used to produce the lecture, gallery and print materials.
In return for your support, we are offering some fantastic rewards! For example, pledge $100 or more any you will receive a signed, limited edition print, a hand-written postcard mailed from Ethiopia and more!
For details of all the rewards on offer and how you can make a donation, please visit our Kickstarter page.
Follow the Project
There are a number of ways that you can follow our progress of this project:
- First of all, please subscribe to the free project newsletter (or the RSS feed).
- Please join our Ethiopian Wolf Project Facebook page.
- Follow @EWproject on Twitter.
For much more information about the Ethiopian wolf and our project, please visit our new Ethiopian Wolf Project website.