Where We Work:

Simien Mountains

Our comprehensive landscape-level approach treats problems as opportunities for innovative conservation solutions that strengthen Simien Mountains communities.

These include:

  • Providing direct benefits for communities through cash-for-work landscape restoration, supporting foraging and horticulture, and establishing livelihood alternatives 
  • Fulfilling tourism potential through planning, infrastructure development, and small-business development
  • Strengthening park management by collaborating with stakeholders, facilitating grazing reduction, and enhancing wildlife protection
  • Developing eco-monitoring systems through training, tracking tools, and spatial analysis technologies
  • Delivering conservation education and awareness outreach to communities
Simien Mountains

We work with the people of Ethiopia for wildlife. Our strategic, implementing and funding partners include:

Communities in the Simien Mountains landscape

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Somali Regional State

Simien Mountains National Park

International Fund for Animal Welfare



Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme

Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority

Environmental Crime Unit

Austrian Development Cooperation

Wildlife We Are Protecting

Ethiopian Wolf

We’re supporting and monitoring populations of Ethiopian wolves in the Simien Mountains landscape. Other species that benefit from our conservation interventions in this landscape include the Walia Ibex, gelada baboons, colobus monkey, klipspringer, and Menelik bushbuck.

Brian May


Brian May

Landscape Director