Rough Moss Frog on rock
One frog, one mountain

One frog, one mountain

The Rough Moss Frog is a Critically Endangered frog species found only on a single mountain range, the Klein Swartberg, in the Overberg district of the Western Cape, South Africa. In 2020 we realized that this little frog was in big trouble.

Jun 2, 2022
WASH: a blessing for youth in the Soutpansberg

WASH: a blessing for youth in the Soutpansberg

To support secondary schools in Kutama, we developed educational resources on women’s health and hygiene and held focus group discussions with 440 girls from grades 8-11 in two secondary schools in collaboration with their Life Orientation educators.

Jun 1, 2022
Vervet Monkey on ladder bridge
How did the monkey cross the road?

How did the monkey cross the road?

The Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) has adapted to thrive in human-altered landscapes. However, this also means they face many risks from humans and their activities.

May 2, 2022
Frogs: Friends, fortune, or foes ?

Frogs: Friends, fortune, or foes ?

While Leap Day for Frogs does highlight the threats to these creatures, it also celebrates them and creates an appreciation for them, which is the first step towards recognising their importance.

Apr 7, 2022
green economy
How well are we considering nature in covid recovery plans in Africa?

How well are we considering nature in covid recovery plans in Africa?

As in other parts of the world, immediate responses to the pandemic have been to focus on containing the virus, addressing the immediate health crisis, and limiting economic fallout. But a large part of the conversation has also been about the pandemic, which represents an opportunity to shift our economic models onto a greener and more inclusive trajectory.

Mar 7, 2022
Making waves – a wacky new way to whale watch

Making waves – a wacky new way to whale watch

In a game-changer for marine conservation research, the EWT recently partnered with the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI) Whale Unit to use drone technology to conduct critical research on the body conditions and behaviour patterns of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis).

Nov 11, 2021
Breaking new ground on conservation-conscious developments

Breaking new ground on conservation-conscious developments

In the early stages of considering a proposed development, whether it’s a small farm dam or a large coal mine, the prospective developer needs to assess (usually through a specialist consultant) what the impacts of that proposed development might be on the environment through an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Oct 4, 2021
Wild Dogs reintroduced to Malawi after decades of absence

Wild Dogs reintroduced to Malawi after decades of absence

On 27 July 2021, 14 African Wild Dogs were translocated successfully from South Africa and Mozambique to Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve in a historic project to reintroduce this Endangered species to Malawi.

Aug 30, 2021
Giving a voice to the voiceless – the role of impact statements in wildlife criminal trials

Giving a voice to the voiceless – the role of impact statements in wildlife criminal trials

While this may be true, climate change, natural disasters, and the rapid loss of biodiversity have forced a growing consciousness of the impact of our actions on the Earth and all who inhabit it. Humans have been forced to listen.

Aug 2, 2021
Dinokeng’s Cheetahs: A conservation success story Part One

Dinokeng’s Cheetahs: A conservation success story Part One

Although Dinokeng Game Reserve management has reintroduced several historically occurring large mammals, its Cheetah reintroduction has been particularly successful. This must-tell story documents Dinokeng’s contribution to the conservation of Africa’s most endangered cat species.

Jun 30, 2021