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

The 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 the Eastern Cape. The EWT relies on the reports of conservation and birding enthusiasts in order to identify problem power lines around South Africa, and had already initiated a response under the Eskom/EWT Partnership by Easter Monday in order to address this devastating situation.....READ MORE

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CONSERVATION VALUE OF THE WILDLIFE RANCHING INDUSTRY AND ITS POTENTIAL TO SUPPORT THE GREEN ECONOMY IN SOUTH AFRICA

In the 1960s wildlife ranching was a very small part of the agricultural sector, with a handful of landowners using wildlife commercially. The realisation in the 1970s and 1980s that the sustainable use of wildlife could be financially viable, followed by the Game Theft Act of 1991, which provided certain ownership rights to landowners over wild animals held in adequately enclosed areas...READ MORE