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A passion-fuelled rescue effort

Phionah Orishaba, Educator, Buranga Primary School Phionah Orishaba, a teacher implementing the EWT’s “Cranes in the Classroom” programme in Kabale, Uganda recently led a crane rescue effort, and shares the story with us. “My role in the crane conservation project … Continue reading

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Belief-based poisoning seals the fate of a Lappet-faced Vulture on the cusp of adulthood

Andre Botha, Manager, EWT Vultures for Africa AndreB@ewt.org.za I still vividly recall the first interaction of the team from the Zululand Vulture Project with this Lappet-faced Vulture as a nestling in the Phongolo Nature Reserve on the border with Eswatini … Continue reading

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Breaking news as new Riverine Rabbit population found in Baviaanskloof

The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Drylands Conservation Programme was thrilled to confirm the presence of a population of Riverine Rabbits on the western side of the Baviaanskloof in late May 2019. This population represents a completely new distribution of the species … Continue reading

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The EWT and the NCC open consultation on the Biological Diversity Protocol to businesses

Shareholders are becoming increasingly active in voicing their concerns and expectations of business in relation to environmental matters, as can be seen from the recent activity from the RAITH Foundation, Theo Botha and Just Share and their drive in influencing … Continue reading

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Latest attack a stark reminder of the urgent need to end captive carnivore interactions

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is shocked and saddened that yet another child has been badly injured while interacting with carnivores at a captive carnivore facility. For over a decade, the EWT has been calling for an end to tourist … Continue reading

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Inaugural African linear infrastructure and ecology conference

15 March 2019 Start It is likely that many drivers have, at some point, accidently hit an animal on the road. The consequences? Not only an injured or dead animal, but probably an insurance claim, or a visit to the … Continue reading

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EWT gets into bed with City Lodge Hotel Group

City Lodge Hotel Group has made available 50 bed nights for the current financial year to team members of the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) in support of the work the organisation is doing in South Africa and beyond.   According … Continue reading

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Creating a conservation haven in the magical Soutpansberg Mountains

  South Africa’s Soutpansberg Mountains contain some of the highest levels of endemic species and unique ecosystems in the world. Forming both core and buffer zones of the UNESCO Vhembe Biosphere Reserve, these mountains include six biomes, covering vegetation types … Continue reading

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New hope for threatened cats this International Cheetah Day

As we prepare to celebrate International Cheetah Day on 4 December 2018, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is thrilled to announce that PwC South Africa has become a valued supporter of our Cheetah Conservation Project. The EWT launched the Cheetah … Continue reading

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Conservation Canine Annie’s ‘marathon’ shift takes out three poachers

The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s (EWT) Conservation Canine, Annie, and her handler, Colin, have struck again, with their efforts leading to the arrest of three suspected rhino poachers in Balule Private Nature Reserve, Limpopo. In what may be one of the … Continue reading

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