Affiliations & Networking
As result of its work in collaboration with diversified stakeholders domestically, EWNHS has a wide supporter base and its relation with Government stakeholders is very strong. It promotes understanding, appreciation and conservation of nature by working closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Agricultural Bureaus of Regional States, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC), Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT), Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA), Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI), Oromia Forest & Wildlife Enterprise (OFWE), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network (HoA-REC&N), Addis Ababa University (Biology Department), Schools, Community groups and other government and non-government conservation organizations engaged in issues pertaining to conservation of biodiversity to ensure that the future generations treasure and protect Ethiopia’s natural heritage.
Some of the external agencies supported/supporting EWNHS include Sida, NORAD, NOF, SOUMI, GEF-UNDP, the British Embassy, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Finland Embassy, the French Embassy, TreeAid UK, Trees for Cities UK, Darwin Initiative, the Middelpunt Wetland Trust, the University of Natal in South Africa. Wetlands International/DGIS Global Program for Conservation and Wise Use of Wetlands, the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), FINIDA, Walt Disney Company Foundation, IUCN Eastern Africa Regional Office, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Mohammed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, AEWA Small Grants Fund, British Birdfair, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), Counterpart International, HoA-REC&N, and the Maurice Laing Foundation.
Furthermore, EWNHS has been working as a network member of BirdLife International (Global Federation of over 122 Conservation entities) for the last two decades, and is a founding member of Horn of Africa Regional Environment Network and Population and Health and Environment (PHE) Consortium Ethiopia. The Society is currently the Focal Point for the national chapter of the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Network, hosted by Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center housed in Addis Ababa University.