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 our wildlife.

The EWT’s Wildlife & Transport Programme (WTP) needs your help recording roadkill data and has launched the Road watch South Africa smartphone app to make your participation in their Roadkill Research and Mitigation Project easier.

To take part simply type this link into the Safari browser on your Android platform phone:

We are hoping that the app will be available on the Apple platform shortly. If, during your travels, you spot any roadkill on our roads please record your sighting via the app and the WTP will use the data you share in their work to reduce the impacts of transport on our wildlife.

You can also send your sightings to us at . We need the location (preferably GPS co-ordinates), species seen and date.


We challenge you to record as much roadkill data as possible and send it to us ….. and we further challenge you to become a GivenGain activist and pledge your support with a donation for this project. – Facebook Link – GivenGain Link

The CARCASS Challenge will start on 1st March and end with the draw for the most submissions taking place in November. The EWT has a fantastic Hamper full of exciting EWT goodies for the person who collects the most data, with great prizes for second and third place.

Regular updates of the challenge will be posted on the EWT Facebook page and you can follow us on Twitter (@RoadsEWT).






Twitter: @RoadsEWT

We’ve also created a global Road Ecology Facebook page, so we can share more ideas with our neighbours in other countries:


Please help us with our campaign – it will make South Africa’s roads safer for both wildlife and road users alike!


About wendy collinson

Originally hailing from the UK, Wendy gained her Bachelor of Education in 1990, and spent 15 years teaching Physical Education in London to high school students. She moved to South Africa in 2005, beginning work as a research assistant with large carnivores, working on research projects initiated by the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Wendy’s education background has stood her in good stead as a tour guide, since she believes in an interactive approach, engaging guests in specialist carnivore research tours. In addition to her research and tours, Wendy is also the main organiser of the aptly named “BIKE4BEASTS” mountain bike race, organised annually to raise funds for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (www.bike4beast.coza) Wendy is a field worker with the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife and Transport Programme. She recently completed her Master’s degree at Rhodes University, Grahamstown South Africa, which examined the impacts of roads on South African wildlife.
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2 Responses to THE CARCASS CHALLENGE ….. how you can help reduce roadkill in South Africa!

  1. Hi Wendy,
    Are you aware of the iSpot site for ZA?
    This gives you access to already a sizable database …
    Kind regards
    Klaus Wehrlin

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