Category Archives: WILDLIFE AND ENERGY PROGRAMME

We strive to minimise the impacts of energy and communications infrastructure on wildlife. Such infrastructure includes power lines, power stations, wind turbines, telephone lines, cell phone towers, and pipe lines, which represents an important interface between man and wildlife, particularly in South Africa’s growing economy.

WHY DID THE BULLFROG CROSS THE ROAD?

Would you cross a busy road, knowing that you might not make it safely across? Unlikely, so why do hundreds of Giant Bullfrogs do it each year? The Giant Bullfrog is the second largest species of frog in the world, … Continue reading

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Extraordinary flamingo movements amaze scientists

20 June 2016 Start On the 10th of June 2016 the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) recorded some extraordinary movements by a Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) recently fitted with a GPS/GSM satellite transmitter. This individual covered a staggering distance of 1,069 … Continue reading

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ENDANGERED CAPE VULTURES ELECTROCUTED IN ELLIOT, EASTERN CAPE ON ESKOM POWERLINES

30 March 2016 The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) appreciates the reporting of an incident by Walter Neser -CEO of African Vultures- over this past Easter weekend, of approximately 49 Cape Griffons that were electrocuted in various locations in Elliot in … Continue reading

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Monitoring roadkill associated with Wind Energy Farms: Eskom Sere access road.

By Constant Hoogstad, the EWT’s Wildlife and Energy Programme Manager The Endangered Wildlife Trust and Eskom Strategic Partnership has commenced with a 12 month monitoring program in order to determine environmental impacts associated with wind energy on the west coast … Continue reading

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