The Ethiopian wolf hangs precariously close to extinction with fewer than 450 individuals left on the planet. However, the little-known species also offers us one of the greatest stories of hope for successful conservation today. The problems faced by the wolves for survival are solvable, if we act. Photographers Will Burrard-Lucas and Rebecca R. Jackrel traveled to the highlands of Ethiopia to document the lives of these elegant canids and the work the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme is doing to preserve the species for future generations. Witness the intimate pack lives of the wolves, enjoy the beautiful landscapes they call home, and learn how these wolves are becoming a symbol for what can be accomplished by dedicated individuals set on saving a species from extinction.
Will Burrard-Lucas is a professional wildlife photographer from the UK. His work has received numerous awards and he has been widely published by the national and international press. Will's ultimate aim is to inspire people to celebrate and conserve the natural wonders of our planet.
Rebecca R Jackrel is a nature and wildlife photographer from San Francisco. Her work has garnered awards from many competitions including Nature's Best and Art Wolfe's ICP. Rebecca strives to foster an appreciation of wild creatures and places by creating intimate portraits of her subjects.
Jaymi Heimbuch is an editor and writer for TreeHugger.com. She has always held a special interest in wildlife and habitat conservation both on a local and global scale. She is dedicated to writing about all things geeky and green and has a special interest in covering water and ocean issues.
"While it is almost impossible to translate the magic and mysticism surrounding the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia, having been one of the few photographers who has had the privilege to visit, I can attest to their incomparable beauty and charm. For those who might never get a chance to experience it, this book provides a glimpse into this fantastic universe of mist and drizzle still untouched by industrial development, where it is possible to find creatures of tremendous beauty and wonderful power like the mountain Nyala and the Ethiopian wolf. The magnificent work showcased in this book by both photographers and writer, will no doubt capture the world s attention. As they travel, these images and words will become ambassadors for a place that is changing fast and its message will hopefully find a place into the hearts and minds of those who can protect it."
– Cristina Mittermeier, Founder, International League of Conservation Photographers
"With many compelling images, The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction is a magnificently illustrated book exploring the challenges of rescuing a critically endangered species in a rapidly changing world. Barring a miracle, Ethiopian Wolves may be headed for extinction. We, the conservation-minded, are the miracle that this endangered wolf needs now."
– Larry J. Schweiger, President, National Wildlife Federation