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EWT and Karkloof Conservancy win Gold at the Sunday Tribune Garden Show

This past weekend the EWT and the Karkloof Conservancy co-hosted a stand within the Happy Earth Hall of the 2014 Sunday Tribune Garden Show at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg.  The theme for our stand was to illustrate the … Continue reading

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A first for EWT EcoRangers as they facilitate environmental training of 50 NRM/EPWP staff in Ward 7

We would just like to share with you all probably the first major achievement of our EcoRangers yesterday. All eight of our trainee EcoRangers were requested to develop a environmental awareness workshop for 50 Natural Resource Management and Expanded Public … Continue reading

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Deploying EcoRangers to support farmers within critical biodiversity areas in the Southern berg

The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s African Crane Conservation Programme (ACCP) has embarked on a process to employ four EcoRangers for the Southern Drakensberg Stewardship Project.  EcoRangers are field staff who will be deployed on farms that have committed to the Biodiversity … Continue reading

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2014 sees the launch of the Zambia Crane and Wetland Conservation Project, under the ICF/EWT Partnership for African Cranes

The Zambia Crane and Wetlands Conservation Programme (ZCWCP) was launched in May 2014. The primary goal of programme is to secure crane populations and the wetland habitats on which they depend through conservation action and the implementation of a long-term … Continue reading

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“What do you know about wetlands?”, facilitator, Nkanyiso Ndlela, asked the team from the Rock Farm wetland rehabilitation project  when they settled down in the shade at the Bill Barnes Crane and Oribi Reserve,…

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Originally posted on Midlands Conservancies Forum:
Landowners, who are responsible for 80% of our nation’s biodiversity, are invaluable in the efforts to conserve cranes and many other flagship species.  This is clearly evident in the Karkloof area of the Midlands,…

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Successful Farmer’s Day hosted in Maclear

On Tuesday 6th March we successfully organised and hosted a farmers day in Maclear, Eastern Cape which saw approximately 40 farmers from Elliot, Ugie and Maclear attend the day.  The day was themed around crop damage by birds as the … Continue reading

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Henry Davies Acknowledged for his contribution to crane conservation in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Yesterday, I attended the KZN Crane Foundation’s (KZNCF) 22nd Annual General Meeting and I enjoyed giving a talk to the members and committee of the KZNCF.  Serving for the second time, Henry Davies has been the chairman of the KZNCF for … Continue reading

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Great season for Wattled Cranes

The 2011 Wattled Crane breeding season has been a bumper season thus far!  We have managed to complete two aerial surveys, thanks to Ezemvelo KZN  Wildlife and The Bateleurs, to record the breeding status of the known breeding pairs in the province. This … Continue reading

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Greetings from the KZN midlands

Hi all,  my name is Tanya Smith and I’m the senior field officer based in Howick, KZN.  I am resonsible for implementing the Drakensberg Crane Conservation project, where I focus our efforts on conserving South Africa’s most endangered cranes species, … Continue reading

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