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Go green for frogs this February!

Leap Day for Frogs, coordinated by the Endangered Wildlife Trust, is South Africa’s flagship campaign for raising awareness about and celebrating frogs. This year we’re calling on all schools, businesses or organisations with a passion for conservation, to get involved … Continue reading

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Putting our money where our mouth is! Announcing the first EWT owned and managed nature reserve

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), Africa’s conservation leader, is proud to announce the transfer of the Medike Nature Reserve in Limpopo, into the EWT’s name, as its first ever land purchase. Medike comprises some 1,400 ha of priority and unique … Continue reading

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Safeguarding our Sungazers into 2018

Catherine Hughes, Manager, Threatened Grasslands Species Programme CatherineH@ewt.org.za In the April 2017 issue of the EWT’s Conservation Matters, we featured an article by one of our overseas collaborators, Fraser Gilchrist, who is based in Scotland and is a representative of … Continue reading

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Youthful crane conservation ambassadors win trip to Akagera National Park

Adalbert Aine-omucunguzi, East African Regional Manage, African Crane Conservation Programme aldaberta@ewt.org.za Grey Crowned Cranes (Balearica regulorum) have declined by up to 80% over the last 25 years, and this is particularly evident across their stronghold in East Africa. One of … Continue reading

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Strengthening partnerships to combat poaching with dogs

Catherine Hughes, Manager, Threatened Grassland Species Programme catherineh@ewt.org.za Even though it has traditional cultural roots, the hunting of animals without a permit and using domestic dogs remains illegal. Over recent years, there has also been a shift from hunting with … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Steven Segang, Highveld Community Projects Officer, African Crane Conservation Programme stevens@ewt.org.za World Wetlands Day, marked annually on 2 February, is an opportunity to celebrate a natural resource that is critical for people, the environment, and biodiversity. Wetlands come in all … Continue reading

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A WORD FROM THE CEO

ChitterChatter – February 2018 At the end of 2017, as is tradition in the EWT, the ~95 staff members of the EWT convened for our annual Conservation Week, this time in the homely little town of Parys. The week is … Continue reading

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The Endangered Wildlife Trust responds to the latest report on rhino poaching figures

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) appreciates the recent statement by Minister Edna Molewa on the latest rhino poaching figures, and is pleased to note the reported decline in rhinos illegally killed, from 1,054 in 2016 to 1,028 in 2017. We … Continue reading

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Beekeeping: My Personal Experiences

Thabo Madlala, Southern Drakensberg Crane Conservation Project Eco-Ranger, African Crane Conservation Programme ThaboM@ewt.org.za It is my privilege to be one of the pioneer beekeepers who received training in beekeeping through the Healthy Catchment Alliance Programme, a partnership between the EWT, … Continue reading

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The Knysna Estuary – after the fires

Grant Smith, Estuary Projects Coordinator, Source to Sea Programme, and Bridget Jonker, Programme Manager, Source to Sea Programme GrantS@ewt.org.za and BridgetC@ewt.org.za Estuaries are among the most productive ecosystems in the world. They are formed where river meets ocean; fresh and … Continue reading

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