About the EWT

The Endangered Wildlife Trust fills the key niche of on-the-ground conservation action. Our specialist programmes and large team of skilled field staff are deployed throughout southern Africa and focus on applied fieldwork, research and direct engagement with stakeholders. Our work supports the conservation of species and ecosystems, and recognises the role that communities play in successful conservation programmes.

We focus on identifying the key factors threatening biodiversity and develop mitigating measures to reduce these. Through a broad spectrum of partnerships and networks, we develop innovative methodologies and best practice guidelines that help to reduce negative environmental impacts and promote harmonious co-existence and sustainable living for both people and wildlife.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people.

We fulfill our Mission by:

  • initiating and implementing conservation research and action programmes;
  • preventing species extinctions and maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem functioning;
  • supporting sustainable natural resources and management;
  • communicating the principles of sustainable living and empowering people by capacity building, education and awareness programmes to the broadest possible constituency; and
  • taking a strong leadership and advocacy role in promoting environmental and social justice.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust was established in 1973 and is registered as a Non-profit Organisation, registration number 015-502 NPO and PBO number 930 001 777. The EWT is 501 (c) (3) compliant, US IRS Reg. EMP98-0586801.



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