Discovering the Old Salt Trail

Discovering the Old Salt Trail

The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Soutpansberg Protected Area Programme has established a multi-day hiking trail across the Western Soutpansberg. Our team has been working with these properties' owners in a truly collaborative effort to establish a world-class trail within the proposed Western Soutpansberg Nature Reserve.

Jun 2, 2022
Grass Owls – a story of hope

Grass Owls – a story of hope

I joined a colleague, Rebo Rachuene from our Birds of Prey Programme, in the field to monitor a grass owl site. Rebo and his colleagues have been monitoring this site for over ten years.

Jun 2, 2022
A fond farewell

A fond farewell

The EWT has been my home for most of my professional life: I have learned so much and had so many rich and unique experiences. It has been wonderful to have worked in an organisation that is both strategic and yet quick to respond, is science-led and credible and yet constantly embraces new ideas, and where co-workers quickly become friends

Jun 2, 2022
Leaving a legacy of life – Remembering Melanie Kwan

Leaving a legacy of life – Remembering Melanie Kwan

On 2 May three years ago, Melanie Kwan passed on but made sure that the EWT was included in her will. Her nephew Jayden, aged 12, wrote these wonderful words of tribute to Melanie.

Jun 2, 2022
Conservation Canines to Save our Species from illegal wildlife trade

Conservation Canines to Save our Species from illegal wildlife trade

With funding from the IUCN Save Our Species Rapid Action Grant and the European Union, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) aims to reduce illegal wildlife trade by preventing wildlife poaching. We use our Conservation Canines to achieve this by training and deploying them to detect wildlife products and track poachers.

Jun 2, 2022
Provinces challenged to manage their land more sustainably

Provinces challenged to manage their land more sustainably

The UNDP-GEF5 Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) recently brought Engineering Technicians and LandCare officials together for a unique SLM challenge. The officials, all experts in soil erosion control, represented four provincial departments of agriculture from the Western-, Eastern- and Northern Cape, and the Free State.

May 2, 2022
Crane populations bounce back after concerted conservation effort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Crane populations bounce back after concerted conservation effort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Three crane species converge within the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, and crane populations declined severely in this region in the 1980s. And as a result, there have since been considerable conservation efforts focused there, with notably positive results.

May 2, 2022
The cat’s out of the bag – understanding South Africa’s captive lion sector

The cat’s out of the bag – understanding South Africa’s captive lion sector

The Endangered Wildlife Trust initiated a study to better understand South Africa’s captive lion sector and evaluate its environmental and socio-economic impacts. This article is a summary of the findings of this study.

May 2, 2022
African Vulture Crisis

African Vulture Crisis

Vultures provide many ecological, economic, and cultural benefits. However, several vulture populations are declining rapidly, and conservationists are calling this an ‘African Vulture Crisis’. What do we know, and what can we do?

Apr 7, 2022
Our best-kept secret

Our best-kept secret

The Soutpansberg is known for its astonishing diversity of landscapes and habitats and the animals that occupy them. In February, the EWT's Communications and Marketing team was given the opportunity to get out from behind our desks and venture into the spectacular Soutpansberg mountains. And what a trip it was.

Apr 7, 2022