Category Archives: SOURCE TO SEA PROGRAMME

Essentially we now recognise that there is a connection all the way through from river catchments at the one extreme to the ocean floor at the other. While this might seem difficult to conceptualize, disruptions to ecosystem services or habitat loss in the catchments will have a ripple effect through the system, affecting the integrity of the ecosystem and functioning of rivers, estuaries and the nearshore environment. This connectivity allows us to address broader scale conservation issues regarding the conservation of water resources and threatened aquatic species in southern Africa.

Let’s Do it Ourselves!

By Bridget Corrigan, Manager: EWT Source to Sea Programme BridgetC@ewt.org.za The Marico Catchment Conservation Project is a fantastic example of how much can be achieved when there is community involvement and buy-in. A local community focus group has named the … Continue reading

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PROMOTING A GREEN ECONOMY IN THE MARICO RIVER CATCHMENT

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is embarking on a new project to empower Groot Marico’s emerging farmers, working alongside them to promote conservation agriculture and water use efficiency in the arid, water-stressed Marico River Catchment area of the North West Province. … Continue reading

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National Marine Week – celebrating the big blue

National Marine Week is celebrated annually during the second week of October (12th – 18th) to celebrate the diversity of our marine and coastal areas and to raise awareness around the issues affecting them. This year we are focussing our … Continue reading

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Bazaruto Dugong Protection Project

The Bazaruto Archipelago National Park scouts have been hard at work this year protecting marine resources and preventing poaching in the Park. Marine patrols from June to the end of August covered 5581.68km, responded to 36 illegal activities and confiscated … Continue reading

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Cape Critical Rivers Project

Through collaboration with CapeNature, Northern Cape Department of Nature Conservation (DENC), and the Freshwater Research Centre this project aims to bridge the gap between biodiversity conservation and water resource management in the Cape Floristic Region. In the Kouebokkeveld, there is … Continue reading

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USAID-IUCN: A Water Secure Future for southern Africa: Applying the ecosystem approach (EA) in the Orange-Senqu basin

The Orange River Mouth is the South African demonstration site for this IUCN-led project, funded by USAID. Our role is to demonstrate the application of Ecosystems Approach in water resource management at the estuary and we are doing this through: … Continue reading

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Amathole Freshwater Species Conservation Project

As a mountain catchment area and home to a number of threatened freshwater species, the Amathole is a key priority area for us where we focus a lot of our efforts. We are keeping close tabs on the fish and … Continue reading

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Saving the Endangered Clanwilliam Sandfish from the jaws of death!

Saving the Endangered Clanwilliam Sandfish from the jaws of death! In November last year the EWT, in partnership with CapeNature, the Freshwater Research Centre, Northern Cape Department of Nature Conservation (DENC), the Organisation for Tropical Studies and Explore4Knowledge, trans-located a … Continue reading

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The Marico River Ride (300km in 24 hours!)

  Below is the amazing story of an expedition that Colin Cooper and his daughter Bianca embarked on in May this year – to ride the length of the Marico River from its source to its confluence with the Limpopo … Continue reading

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