Research and Development
ETHIOPIAN WILDLIFE AND THEIR HABITATS
Ethiopia possesses diverse, rare and endemic species of wildlife, which are of great value to science, education and tourism. These diverse species of wildlife are protected and managed in different conservation areas.
The Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) recognizes research as the principal management tool for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wildlife. To this end, it carries out research on wildlife issues using its Wildlife Research Professionals. The researches conducted by its professionals are never adequate and it has been using the services of researchers to fill the gap. Because of the growing need of the research, especially in our situation where the complexity of wildlife conservation is becoming a giant problem, the services of research has to be encouraged. Research projects designed to address problems already identified by EWCA are given priority. But, any research activity that has relevance to the promotion of knowledge related to Ethiopian wildlife is also considered.
EWCA has been giving research permits for interested foreign researchers who requested using its basic guideline. But, now it is felt that a formal guideline needs to be put into practice to cater for the ever-growing research requests so that researches shall be problem-oriented and useful for strengthening wildlife management.
In view of the aforesaid, the following research guideline has been made for researchers who intend to carry out research on wildlife and their habitats in Ethiopia.
Read the full guideline on the attached document...