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Celebrating World Fish Migration Day

JP le Roux, Aquatic Conservationist, Source to Sea Programme jeanpierrel@ewt.org.za World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a one-day global celebration to create awareness around the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and in 2018 it was celebrated on 21 … Continue reading

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Changing perspectives

Jiba Magwaza, Junior Field Officer, Threatened Amphibian Programme jibam@ewt.org.za Winter is almost upon us, and it is time for our frogs to hibernate. While most amphibians hibernate during this season, some of our amazing frogs are still calling and active … Continue reading

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The newest member of the Wild Dog metapopulation family

Cole du Plessis, KZN Regional Co-ordinator, Carnivore Conservation Programmecoled@ewt.org.za Maremani Nature Reserve, which lies at the northern tip of Limpopo and borders Zimbabwe, has recently become the latest reserve to join the Wild Dog Metapopulation, offering safe space to the … Continue reading

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Tackling the problem of snaring

Oldrich van Schalkwyk, Manager, Soutpansberg Protected Areaoldrichvs@ewt.org.za The EWT’s is committed to protecting wildlife, while at the same time assisting neighbouring communities in minimising livestock losses in the Soutpansberg Protected Area (SPA). We therefore recently , volunteered the services of … Continue reading

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Protecting the last free-roaming Wild Dogs in South Africa

Derek van der Merwe, Limpopo Regional Co-ordinator, Carnivore Conservation Programme derekv@ewt.org.za The Waterberg is the last remaining area in South Africa that still has free-roaming Wild Dogs. This means that they were not reintroduced and did not escape from any … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNMENT REGARDING CAPTIVE CARNIVORE INTERACTIONS

11 May 2018   Attention: Dr Edna Molewa Minister of Environmental Affairs Department of Environmental Affairs Environment House Cnr. Steve Biko & Soutpansberg Road Pretoria South Africa OPEN LETTER TO DR EDNA MOLEWA, THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS RE CAPTIVE … Continue reading

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Wild Dogs return to Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, after decades of absence

With only around 6,600 Wild Dogs left in Africa, this incredible animal is one of the continent’s most at-risk carnivores, and is listed by the IUCN as Endangered. Urgent action is required to save them, and a key conservation strategy … Continue reading

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Millstream – supporting crane conservation on the Highveld for 27 years

Millstream Farm is a premier trout fly-fishing resort on the Mpumalanga Highveld near the well-known tourism destination of Dullstroom. Its scenic beauty is enhanced by an abundance of bird life, wild flowers and game. These can be enjoyed on nature … Continue reading

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Rhino Revolution: Searching for new solutions

The rhino does not belong to us. It belongs to no one. All that we own is the responsibility of ensuring that it persists and that future books on the rhino are written about its expanded range and not its … Continue reading

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Going green for frogs!

Dr Jeanne Tarrant, Manager, Threatened Amphibian Programme JeanneT@ewt.org.za This year saw the fourth consecutive ‘Leap Day for Frogs’ taking place. This national awareness campaign aims to point the spotlight, or headlamp, at frogs and highlight their plight of being the … Continue reading

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