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Endangered Wildlife Trust Response to the Department of Environmental Affairs Announcement of a Captive Lion Bone Export Quota of 800 Carcasses

Yesterday (28 June 2017), the Minster of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, announced her decision on the proposed setting of a quota for the export of lion bones from captive bred lions. A quota of 800 skeletons (with or without … Continue reading

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Coalition launches High Court proceedings to stop devastating coal mine planned for Mpumalanga water hotspot

A coalition of eight civil society and community organisations has launched proceedings in the Pretoria High Court against Indian owned mining company Atha-Africa Ventures Pty Ltd. The coalition is asking the High Court to stop the mining company from commencing … Continue reading

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Endangered Wildlife Trust statement on the Knysna fires

  The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) was truly devastated to hear of the fires that have wreaked havoc on huge areas of the Garden Route, and particularly Knysna. The loss of life, property and habitat is tragic, and our thoughts … Continue reading

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Ford Wildlife Foundation Supports Cranes and Wetlands Conservation with New Ford Ranger

The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) handed over a new Ford Ranger bakkie to the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) to support its Cranes, Wetlands and Communities Project. The handover forms part of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA) commitment to … Continue reading

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Wildlife ranchers work with the EWT to give African Wild Dogs a chance to roam free

Through the help of concerned wildlife ranchers, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) was recently able to successfully relocate three Endangered female African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) from an area of potential high carnivore conflict in Limpopo to a safe area … Continue reading

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WARM UP THIS WINTER AT THE SIXTH ANNUAL CHRISSIESMEER CRANE FESTIVAL!

Be sure to join the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) this winter from 23 – 25 June 2017 at the annual Chrissiesmeer Crane Festival, held in a uniquely beautiful part of the Mpumalanga Highveld which is only about 2 hours away … Continue reading

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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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