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Cheetahs Return to Malawi for First Time after 20-Year Absence

Cheetahs were translocated from South Africa to Liwonde National Park in Malawi, returning the threatened species to the country  A small founder population of Cheetahs has been successfully relocated to Liwonde National Park in Malawi, restoring the severely threatened species … Continue reading

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Empowering communities through frog and wetland conservation

Conservation without the inclusion of people does not always work. In order to address the issue of South Africa being environmentally sound, education and training is vital because not everyone is aware of the fact that our ecosystems are threatened. … Continue reading

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Exploring fishing as an alternative to poaching

Poaching in KwaZulu-Natal continues to be a major concern. It has financial and ecological implications not only for livestock and game farmers, but for the grassland ecosystem as a whole. It is a multi-faceted, cross-cutting and complex issue, which has … Continue reading

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Become a citizen scientist and help to save our Humpback Dolphins

Previous research has highlighted that Richards Bay is a hotspot for the Humpback Dolphin (Sousa plumbea), which was recently listed as Endangered on the Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. It is one of the places … Continue reading

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Celebrating Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism

Did you know that South Africa is the third most biodiverse country in the world? We’re also the only country in the world to contain an entire floral kingdom, the Cape Floral Kingdom, which is home to over 9,000 plant … Continue reading

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Jessie’s on a quest to save the Riverine Rabbit and the Karoo!

The Riverine Rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis) is an incredibly shy creature that only lives in seasonal river vegetation patches in parts of the Karoo. Their remaining habitat is becoming increasingly fragmented, and they face additional threats from hunting, trapping, and being … Continue reading

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Conservation leader from South Africa wins 2017 Whitley Award

Prize awarded for protecting South Africa’s threatened grassland biodiversity London, UK: 17 May 2017 – HRH The Princess Royal will tomorrow present a Whitley Award, a prestigious international nature conservation prize worth £35,000 in project funding, to Ian Little at a … Continue reading

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Hazardous power line removed by Eskom to protect Endangered Crane species

As South Africa’s electricity needs continue to grow, power lines and other accompanying electrical infrastructure are expanding daily. Eskom and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) formalised their long-standing relationship by entering into a partnership in 1996 to address the problem … Continue reading

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Ford Wildlife Foundation Supports the Endangered Wildlife Trust with New Ford Ranger

The Ford Wildlife Foundation handed over a new Ford Ranger bakkie to the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and its Cheetah Metapopulation Project, which works to increase the range, numbers, and status of wild Cheetahs in South Africa. The handover forms … Continue reading

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Environmental organisations welcome Minister’s announcement of a new regional court to help combat rhino poaching

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) welcome the Minister of Environmental Affairs’ announcement that a new regional magistrate’s court has been established in Skukuza, in the Kruger National Park. According to a statement issued … Continue reading

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