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CABINET APPROVES RECOMMENDATIONS NOT TO TRADE IN RHINO HORN

Cabinet announced on 21 April 2016 that it had approved the recommendations made by the Committee of Inquiry on the feasibility of trading in rhino horns that the current mode of keeping the country’s stock levels be kept as opposed … Continue reading

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Citizen science monitoring introduced in Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga Province

The African Crane Conservation Programme (ACCP) has been engaging local stakeholders (learners, township residents, rural communities and farmworkers) over the past five years as part of its environmental education and awareness activities in Chrissiesmeer. This community outreach is aimed at … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE OF WILDLIFE IS IN OUR HANDS

On this World Wildlife Day, the Endangered Wildlife Trust commends all involved on the success of the ground-breaker Hayi Laa project (Hayi Laa means “not here” in Shangaan), spearheaded in 2015 by the EWT with partner organisation Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment … Continue reading

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Fracking – separating facts from fiction

By Bonnie Schumann, the EWT’s Drylands Conservation Programme Senior Field Officer One assumes, as I did, that given the plethora of press articles on fracking that everyone knows what it is about. It is thus disconcerting to find out that … Continue reading

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THE ROLE OF THE WILDLIFE RANCHING INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA’S GREEN ECONOMY

The Endangered Wildlife Trust has recently completed an 18 month national study on the wildlife ranching sector of South Africa, a form of land use that has become increasingly prevalent over the last 40 years. The study assessed the social, … Continue reading

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JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE HOPPIEST DAY OF 2016!

Today is World Wetlands Day, and the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Threatened Amphibian Programme is embarking on an exciting project to clear alien invasive vegetation from four priority wetlands within the greater Durban area. Sixty four local community members have been … Continue reading

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CRITICAL WATER RESOURCES GOBBLED UP BY ALIEN INVASIVES

As South Africa continues to battle the drought which is further impacting on already scarce water supplies, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is implementing measures to conserve wetlands – a primary source of fresh water – and to prevent the … Continue reading

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DEA SAYS NO TO LEOPARD TROPHY HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2016

DEA SAYS NO TO LEOPARD TROPHY HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2016 26th January 2016 There will be no Leopard trophy hunting in South Africa in 2016.  The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will not be authorising the issuing of … Continue reading

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LIFTING OF THE DOMESTIC MORATORIUM ON RHINO HORN TRADE

Endangered Wildlife Trust Position Statement LIFTING OF THE DOMESTIC MORATORIUM ON RHINO HORN TRADE 26th November 2015 The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) notes the judgment handed down today in the High Court of South Africa, Pretoria, which effectively lifts the … Continue reading

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The Healthy Catchment Alliance (HCA)

The Healthy Catchment Alliance (HCA) is a formal partnership between local South African NGOs the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) and Conservation South Africa (CSA). This NGO collaboration brings together our different skill … Continue reading

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