Category Archives: DRYLANDS CONSERVATION PROGRAMME

Ensuring the survival of unique and/or threatened dryland species, such as the Critically Endangered Riverine Rabbit, and associated critical habitats by implementing sound conservation programmes. We use restoration techniques to improve biodiversity, habitat and ecosystem services whilst simultaneously providing socio-economic upliftment opportunities for rural communities.

Mild winter magic in the Karoo

By Bonnie Schumann, the EWT’s Drylands Conservation Programme Senior Field Officer It was with some trepidation that we commenced planting our nursery-grown Karoo plants on our large restoration site on Maanhaarspoort in March last year. The planting we undertook in … Continue reading

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CLANWILLIAM SANDFISH TRANSLOCATION IN THE BIEDOUW RIVER

    In October 2013 the Endangered Wildlife Trust Cape Critical Rivers team undertook a two week survey of the Doring River, covering nearly 200kms from the Tankwa Karoo to the Koebee valley in the Northern Cape. A key finding … Continue reading

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RIVERINE RABBIT CONSERVANCIES MAKING PROGRESS IN THE NAMA KAROO

The Wagenaarskraal Riverine Rabbit Conservancy in the Nama Karoo is the first of the four Riverine Rabbit Conservancies to have finalised and submitted its management plan to the Northern Cape Department of Environment and Tourism. As part of the management … Continue reading

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