THE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE TRUST’S BATTLE OF THE CARNIVORES

From the Lion’s bone-chilling roar to the Wild Dog’s dedication to their pack, these charismatic carnivores are iconic of the African bush. The Lion and Wild Dog are not only awe-inspiring to watch, but they also play critical roles in the ecosystems they live in. They are exceptional hunters who help regulate prey species population numbers, shaping the vegetation condition in their habitats, ensuring ecosystems are balanced and there are sufficient resources for all of their inhabitants. Another thing the Lion and Wild Dog have in common is the great danger they are facing as species. The Lion population has halved in just 25 years, andWild Dogs have disappeared from 25 of the 39 countries they once roamed.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Carnivore Conservation Programme (CCP) conserves southern Africa’s carnivores by reducing threats to their survival and protecting and restoring their habitats. There are those in the CCP team who live for Lions and those who are dedicated to Wild Dogs, working tirelessly to keep these carnivores from extinction. After many years, they consider themselves members of the packs and prides they live to protect. For these conservationists to achieve their visions for these charismatic carnivores, they need our support.

To encourage and support our passionate staff members, we have challenged them to a Battle of the Carnivores. Nothing quite like a little competition to inspire action.

WHEN: 29 AUGUST–15 SEPTEMBER 2022

We call on all of our supporters (That’s YOU!) to pick a side and stand proudly in solidarity with our pack or our pride while we raise the much-needed funds for conserving our carnivores.

HOW YOU CAN BACK THE PACK OR SIDE WITH THE PRIDE

  • Interact with the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s social media posts about the Battle of the Carnivores – like, share, and comment to show your support for your favourite carnivore.
  • Download and use our social media profile pictures to show your support for your team
  • Use hashtags: #EWTBattleOfTheCarnivores, #BackThePack, #WildDogs, OR #SideWithThePride, #Lions in all Battle-related posts – letting your followers know which side you are on and why!
  • Donate to save your carnivore and urge your network to join the Battle by donating and spreading awareness of the plight of our carnivores.

THE TEAM WHO RAISES MORE SUPPORT AND FUNDS FOR THEIR CARNIVORE WILL BE CROWNED THE WINNER.

WE ALL MUST PICK A SIDE

Even the powerful need protection

The African Lion (Panthera leo) is gravely threatened by habitat loss, conflict with humans, and poaching of wild Lions for bodyparts such as claws and teeth. The Lion population in Africa has halved in just 25 years.

What your donation will be used for

Satellite VHF Lion collars (R50,000)
Lion monitoring, including but not limited to veterinary requests, fuel, medical supplies for darting procedures, and other consultant fees (R50,000)

Every dog has its day

The African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) is Africa’s second most Endangered carnivore after the Ethiopian Wolf. Habitat loss, snaring, and disease have seen Wild Dogs disappearing from 25 of the 39 countries they once roamed and only 1,400 breeding Wild Dogs remain in the wild.

What your donation will be used for

Satellite VHF Wild Dog collars (R50,000)
Wild Dog monitoring, including but not limited to veterinary requests, fuel, medical supplies for darting procedures, and other consultant fees (R50,000)

You’re about to make a secure donation to the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Donations in South Africa qualify for Section 18A tax certificates.

US-based donors can donate in a tax-efficient via the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Go to www.kbfus.org, click on the ‘Donate Now’ button and select “Endangered Wildlife Trust. For more information about other ways of giving, contact Tammy Baker

Change your social media profile pictures to let people know whether you side with the Pride or back the Pack

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