Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Acting Executive Secretary of the CMS, welcomed the project saying: ldquo;Migration is all about connectivity, not only of animals between countries, but also people between countries. It is my hope that this milestone project will bring both animals and people closer together.rdquo;
An estimated one million white-eared kobs, elephants and other large mammals migrate in the transboundary region between Gambella and Boma of Ethiopia and South Sudan, respectively, making this mass movements of animals one of Africa’s largest and most spectacular.
Two White-eared kobs have just been fitted with satellite collars to track their migration. More animals are to be collared in the coming year as part of the new project, which is funded by the Norwegian Government through its Ministry of Environment. Data from satellite collars and ground surveys will help identify patterns of movement and critical sites for this species. Such data will also be used to elaborate the Management Plan of Gambella National Park, which covers much of the Ethiopian part of the unique large mammal corridor. EWCA has already redesigned the boundaries of the National Park to encompass the migration. New zoning areas, suited to the kob’s home range and movements,
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