Wildlife monitoring in Ethiopia. Expanding the national monitoring programme in the Chebera Churchura National Park.

Associated persons Susanne Glatz-Jorde, Michael Huber, Vanessa Berger, Hanns Kirchmeir
Clients GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH)
Partners UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use GmbH
Regions Ethiopia
Year 2019

The project aims to roll out and adapt the national wildlife monitoring strategy established last year for the Ethiopian Chebera Churchura National Park. All monitoring approaches of ecological monitoring such as remote sensing, habitat sampling areas and wildlife transects are to be applied. The local setting will be developed and set up together with a national team for the park, and the park managers will be trained in several training units. Chebera Churchura is the only and last park in Ethiopia where the "Big Five" are present, whereby the African elephant causes problems for the neighbouring villages. Therefore, in the overall project Human/Wildlife Conflicts (HWC) are defused through appropriate measures. The national monitoring programme is being expanded to include this component, and E.C.O. is adapting a corresponding data sheet in the SMART database, which makes it possible to digitally record the status of development in the field.