After graduating as a biologist from Alemaya University I worked for over a decade in different government organisations dealing with natural resources conservation and development in Ethiopia. For my MSc at Mekelle University I studied community management of an Afroalpine ecosystem, which was my first experience studying Ethiopian wolves in the northern highlands of Ethiopia. In 2012 I came to Oxford to enrol in WildCRU’s Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice, which paved the way for a PhD at Leiden University in collaboration with Dr Jorgelina Marino at the University of Oxford.
I am currently the Amhara Coordinator for the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme. I oversee research and conservation activities and liaise with government agencies and collaborators. I am a member of IUCN SSC Canid Specialist Group and the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Think Tank.
My research interests are the conservation of endangered carnivores in the Afroalpine habitats of Ethiopia, especially focusing on addressing socioeconomic aspects of human-carnivore conflict.
Eshete, G., Sillero-Zubiri, C., Cieraad, E., Musters, C.J.M. Musters, de Snoo G.R., de Iongh, H.H and J. Marino. 2018. Does livestock predation reflect in negative local perceptions of Ethiopian wolves in South Wollo? Tropical Ecology 59: 11–19.
Eshete, G., Sillero-Zubiri, C. and J. Marino 2017. Ethiopian wolves conflict with pastoralists in small Afroalpine relicts. African Journal of Ecology. doi: 10.1111/aje.12465
Eshete, G., Girmay T., Baure, H., Tefera, Z.A., de Iongh H.H. and Jorgelina Marino. 2015. Community resource uses and Ethiopian wolf conservation in Mount Abune Yosef. Environmental Management 56, 684-694.