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A first for EWT EcoRangers as they facilitate environmental training of 50 NRM/EPWP staff in Ward 7

We would just like to share with you all probably the first major achievement of our EcoRangers yesterday. All eight of our trainee EcoRangers were requested to develop a environmental awareness workshop for 50 Natural Resource Management and Expanded Public … Continue reading

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Deploying EcoRangers to support farmers within critical biodiversity areas in the Southern berg

The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s African Crane Conservation Programme (ACCP) has embarked on a process to employ four EcoRangers for the Southern Drakensberg Stewardship Project.  EcoRangers are field staff who will be deployed on farms that have committed to the Biodiversity … Continue reading

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2014 sees the launch of the Zambia Crane and Wetland Conservation Project, under the ICF/EWT Partnership for African Cranes

The Zambia Crane and Wetlands Conservation Programme (ZCWCP) was launched in May 2014. The primary goal of programme is to secure crane populations and the wetland habitats on which they depend through conservation action and the implementation of a long-term … Continue reading

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Wild Dog Diaries – 80: The ups and downs of Shiyane

Wild Dog Diaries – 80: The ups and downs of Shiyane The start of 2014 has been very eventful with the ending of two eras. Firstly, the moving on of Brendan Whittington-Jones from the country, who spent a remarkable 8 … Continue reading

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THE CARCASS CHALLENGE ….. how you can help reduce roadkill in South Africa!

The CARCASS Challenge! “C A Carcass And Send Sighting” Hands up if you have ever hit an animal or bird while driving! Chances are your hand is up. In fact so-called roadkill is one of the most underestimated threats to … Continue reading

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Almost 1200 people killed on the roads over the festive period …. and what of the impact on wildlife?

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) reported a total of 1184 people killed in 987 road accidents nationwide from December 1 to 30. It is estimated that road crashes cost around ZAR 307 billion every year, however, wildlife-vehicle collision still … Continue reading

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Wild Dog Diaries – 77

Wild Dog Diaries – 77 The recent story of Egyptian authorities detaining a “swan” oddly enough highlights several rather important conservation issues. The Guardian.co.uk reported “the bird, allegedly working for the French government, was captured in a heroic citizen’s arrest … Continue reading

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Wild Dog Diaries – 76

Wild Dog Diaries – 76 I was recently reading a brief history of the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s (EWT) Carnivore Conservation Programme which covered Wild Dog conservation efforts from the late 90’s until 2005. At that stage the managed metapopulation (which … Continue reading

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Wild Dog Diaries – 75

Wild Dog Diaries – 75 There are, approximately 5,500 free-ranging Wild Dogs left in Africa. They have disappeared from at least 25 countries during the past 50 years. With fewer than 450 free ranging Wild Dogs left in South Africa … Continue reading

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Wild Dog Diaries – 74

Wild Dog Diaries – 74 I recently met a Slovenian political scientist, and although he was a passionate and knowledgeable academic in his field, it only took a few coffees, cheese, tea, sausages, Russian potato salad and a beer or … Continue reading

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