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Local rockers pledge to keep our carnivores Wild ‘n Free – will you?

In the build up to World Lion Day on 10 August, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), a champion of conservation in Africa, has launched an exciting new project, entitled Wild ‘n Free. Through this initiative, the EWT is calling on … Continue reading

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Flamingo returns from two-year stay in Madagascar

3 August 2018 Start During 2016, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) fitted satellite tracking devices to twelve Lesser Flamingos in order to understand the flight behaviour of these threatened birds. The results were surprising, indicating long distance nocturnal movements that … Continue reading

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Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Increase Captive Lion Bone Export Quota to 1,500

17 July 2018 Start In 2017, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) announced an annual export quota of 800 skeletons (with or without the skull) for the international trade in lion bones. This has now been increased to 1,500 skeletons, … Continue reading

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EWT Conservation Canine Annie nabs three poachers in one day!

The Endangered Trust (EWT), in support of the fight against rhino and elephant poaching, provides trained dogs to reserves to assist in their anti-poaching operations. These EWT-owned dogs are trained to either track humans or detect wildlife contraband like rhino … Continue reading

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The EWT calls for action to address the key drivers of population growth

  As we prepare to mark World Population Day tomorrow, 11 July, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), champion of conservation in Africa, draws attention to the link between human population and the environment. The global human population is now more … Continue reading

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Perspective on Human Population and the Environment

  PURPOSE OF THIS STATEMENT The purpose of this statement is to inform stakeholders, partners and members of the public on the EWT’s perspective on human population and development as it relates to biodiversity and our environment. BACKGROUND The global … Continue reading

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Endangered Wildlife Trust wins prestigious ‘Science Oscar’

Start The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), champion of conservation in Africa, is extremely proud to announce that team member, Wendy Collinson, was the recipient of the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher at last night’s National Science and Technology (NSTF) awards. … Continue reading

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New report finds inadequate protection for the well-being of South African wildlife

25 June 2018 Start In a joint report published today, the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) set out findings of a review of the regulation of the welfare of wild animals in South Africa. … Continue reading

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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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