Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society

The Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS) is an independent, membership-based organization, established in 1966. EWNHS is a not-for-profit grassroots indigenous national-level conservation NGO, one of the most prominent in Ethiopia advocating for the wise use and conservation of biodiversity, natural resources and environment. As the oldest non-governmental environmental conservation organization in Ethiopia, EWNHS has played decisive roles in the appreciation and conservation of the natural heritage of the country for almost five decades. EWNHS was re-registered and licensed (Charity No. 0720) as an Ethiopian Residents Charity in December 2009, in accordance with the Charities and Societies Proclamation No. 621/2009.  

EWNHS is the designated BirdLife Partner in Ethiopia, making it part of the world’s largest international network dedicated to the conservation of the planet’s birds. The organization’s programme areas, focused towards achieving its mission are:

  • Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation
  • Education, Awareness and Community Outreach
  • Environmental Monitoring and Research



Member category Nongovernmental Organizations
Country Ethiopia
Area Sub-Saharan Africa
Geographic focus of work Ethiopia
Head Mengistu Wondafrash
Focal Point Mengistu Wondafrash
Alternate Focal Point Yilma Dellelegn
Address Bole Subcity, Wereda 03, H. No. 2196, Ethiopia
Telephone 002510116632774
Email [email protected]
Email 2 [email protected]
Electoral Group Sub-Saharan Africa Major Groups
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