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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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Corruption fuels wildlife crime

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), champion of conservation in Africa, is deeply disturbed at the recent allegations of political involvement in the illegal trade in wildlife, at the highest possible levels in southern Africa. It is not new to hear … Continue reading

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Cash before conservation: New report probes the South African captive Lion industry

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), champion of conservation in Africa, has been calling for radical change in the captive African Lion industry in South Africa since before 2009. Our key concerns include: the welfare of the animals; the safety of … Continue reading

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Win a game drive with our big cat experts this World Wildlife Day!

‘Keep them wild’ photography competition – win a drive on the wild side with the EWT’s big cat experts World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on 3 March, and the theme for 2018 is Big cats: predators under threat. To … Continue reading

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Mass poisoning incident affects over 100 Critically Endangered vultures

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), champion of conservation in Africa, is deeply saddened to report another mass poisoning of vultures in southern Africa. On 25 February 2018, EWT vulture expert, Andre Botha, assisted at a harrowing scene in the Mbashene … Continue reading

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