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Newly developed camera system to aid the EWT in the prevention of power line collisions

The EWT recently took another important step towards minimising the impact of power lines on birds. As part of a long-term strategic partnership with Eskom, two specially designed cameras were fitted to a stretch of power line in De Aar … Continue reading

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Join us in creating history and celebrating our froggy friends: the EWT’s Official Guinness World Record Attempt for the largest game of Leapfrog

13 February 2017 Start This February, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is inviting you to leap into action for frogs – literally –  and stand the chance to make history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest game … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING WORLD WETLANDS DAY

1 February Start World Wetlands Day, celebrated annually on 2 February, provides an opportunity to celebrate a natural resource that is critical for people, the environment, and biodiversity. Wetlands come in all shapes and forms, from estuaries along our beautiful … Continue reading

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Public Response to the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Proposed Captive Lion Bone Export Quota

Endangered Wildlife Trust, Centre for Environmental Rights, Wildlands Conservation Trust, National Association of Conservancies / Stewardship SA At the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and … Continue reading

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2016 Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) launched the 2016 Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland in December 2016. Each week, we’ll be bringing you new species assessments, and introducing … Continue reading

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The revised Red List of mammals reveals larger battles for conservation

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) are excited to launch the 2016 Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. This Red List provides an up-to-date assessment of the state of … Continue reading

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Driven to succeed

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is committed not only to preserving the future of our most treasured species and spaces, but to nurturing future conservationists too. Thabang Teffo is one such individual, who has excelled while studying for a BSc (Molecular … Continue reading

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CITES in Johannesburg – experiencing a South African first

It isn’t every year that a huge international wildlife convention comes to your doorstep, so when I heard that the 17th CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) was going to be at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, I was … Continue reading

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A sample for CITES: early results from South Africa’s Mammal Red List

As stakeholders prepare to convene at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg for the 17th Conference of Parties (CoP17) to discuss proposed changes to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) appendices, a sample … Continue reading

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Empowering women through conservation-driven communities

As Women’s Month draws to a close, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) reflects on the role a conservation organisation has to play in empowering women, both in the workplace and in communities. Ndzalama Chauke, The EWT’s Wildlife in Trade Programme … Continue reading

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