Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority
    working hour from 2:30am to 11:30pm



Ensuring Ethiopia's wildlife resources conservation through the active participation of the community and other stakeholders, by enforcing national and international laws and conventions, implementing scientific conservation, to provide sustainable ecological, economic, and social benefits for Ethiopians as well as the global community and passing to the next generation as a heritage.


To improve the sense of community ownership to enhance the contribution of wildlife resources for green economic development and eco-system conservation in 2030.


Ras Abebe Aregay Street, Yobek Commercial Centre 9th floor

PO.Box. 386  

Tel: +251-11550-4838

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

duties Responsibilities

  • Prepares and submits to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism draft policies and laws relating to the development and sustainable utilization of wildlife resources, and follow up the implementation of same upon approval by the Government.
  • Develops and administers wildlife conservation areas established under it and controls illegal activities committed in relation thereto.
  • Issues hunting permits for foreign tourists.
  • Issues permits for the establishment of hotels, campsites, lodges, and other services in wildlife conservation areas.
  • Issues permits and health certificates to export and import any wildlife or wildlife products.
  • Controls the utilization of wildlife products to ensure its compliance with the objectives of the permit, and makes impact assessments in relation thereto.
  • Ensures that wildlife conservation areas are established in accordance with international standards with a view to facilitating their registration by the World Conservation Union, and follows up their administration accordingly
  • Establishes international relations with all bodies having the potential of providing technical and other assistance for wildlife conservation.
  • Ensures the implementation of treaties to which Ethiopia is a party; compiles and submits periodical reports to the concerned international institutions.
  • Represents the Government in any international meetings and conferences relating to wildlife.
  • Conducts research and training programs and collects, processes, and provides users with date information on the conservation, development, and utilization of wildlife.
  • Provides support to regions with respect to the development and sustainable utilization of wildlife, and delegates its powers and duties to other federal and regional government organs where necessary.
  • Prevents and controls incidents of wildlife diseases within or outside of conservation areas.
  • Supervises wildlife conservation areas administered by private investors in accordance with concession agreements entered into with the Federal Government
  • Charges fees for the services it renders in accordance with the rate approved by the Government.