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Vaccine hope for endangered wolf

13 November 2008
Ethiopian Wolf (Photo © Nick Jacobsen)

Scientists battle to save the world's rarest wolf from rabies by creating 'barrier' of vaccinated wolf packs.

A dedicated team of conservationists are hard at work in the remote Bale Mountains of southern Ethiopia in a race to conserve less than 500 remaining Ethiopian Wolves. The species Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis), is classified as Endangered on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The intervention against this deadly disease is endorsed by the IUCN SSC Canid Specialist Group and the IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group.

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