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Youth tackle hot topics on World Rhino Day

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) recognises the critical role that young people have to play in conservation, as the guardians of our future. With this in mind, the EWT will be running its annual speech and poster contest for schools … Continue reading

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Rescuing of a White-backed Vulture in Kruger National Park

While working in Kruger National Park our Vultures for Africa Porgramme Manager, Andre Botha, found a White-backed Vulture dangerously entangled in a dead tree. Here is his account of what happened: “On Tuesday morning while busy with fieldwork in the … Continue reading

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Sibusiso Vilane puts his hand up for Rhino Peak Challenge 2018

World-renowned adventurer, Sibusiso Vilane, has committed to continuing his fight for endangered species when he takes part in the 2018 edition of the Rhino Peak Challenge on 22 September – World Rhino Day. He will be representing the Endangered Wildlife … Continue reading

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Sustainable Conservation

Among the many issues and perspectives that serve to fragment the conservation sector, rather than unite it, perhaps the greatest is the concept of ‘Sustainable Use,’ and where one positions yourself or your organisation along this rather long and winding … Continue reading

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Endangered Wildlife Trust wins prestigious award for Endangered Species Conservation

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is extremely proud to announce that the EWT Vultures for Africa Programme Manager, Andre Botha, was recognised with a special award for Endangered Species Conservation at the prestigious Rhino Conservation Awards on Friday, 24 August … Continue reading

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Local rockers pledge to keep our carnivores Wild ‘n Free – will you?

In the build up to World Lion Day on 10 August, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), a champion of conservation in Africa, has launched an exciting new project, entitled Wild ‘n Free. Through this initiative, the EWT is calling on … Continue reading

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Flamingo returns from two-year stay in Madagascar

3 August 2018 Start During 2016, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) fitted satellite tracking devices to twelve Lesser Flamingos in order to understand the flight behaviour of these threatened birds. The results were surprising, indicating long distance nocturnal movements that … Continue reading

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Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Increase Captive Lion Bone Export Quota to 1,500

17 July 2018 Start In 2017, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) announced an annual export quota of 800 skeletons (with or without the skull) for the international trade in lion bones. This has now been increased to 1,500 skeletons, … Continue reading

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EWT Conservation Canine Annie nabs three poachers in one day!

The Endangered Trust (EWT), in support of the fight against rhino and elephant poaching, provides trained dogs to reserves to assist in their anti-poaching operations. These EWT-owned dogs are trained to either track humans or detect wildlife contraband like rhino … Continue reading

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The EWT calls for action to address the key drivers of population growth

  As we prepare to mark World Population Day tomorrow, 11 July, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), champion of conservation in Africa, draws attention to the link between human population and the environment. The global human population is now more … Continue reading

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