A brighter and more sustainable future motivating Cedarville farmers to collaborate

A brighter and more sustainable future motivating Cedarville farmers to collaborate

The Endangered Wildlife Trust takes a participative, solution-orientated approach to saving species, conserving habitats, and benefitting people, including engaging with communities to share knowledge and find solutions. Much of our work takes place outside formally protected areas, on private and communal farmland. We work with all relevant stakeholders in the various landscapes to integrate conservation and agricultural priorities to ensure that livelihoods remain viable and that biodiversity is protected.

May 2, 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
close up of a Cape Vulture
Dr. Mike the Cape Vulture

Dr. Mike the Cape Vulture

On 3 October 2021, the Lowveld BOPP team was alerted that a Cape Vulture had been found grounded on Licata Nature Reserve, northwest of Hoedspruit.

Mar 4, 2022
Reptile Awareness Day

Reptile Awareness Day

Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene underpin human, animal, and environmental health. Despite considerable progress in addressing these issues globally, in 2017, approximately 1.6 million people died of diarrheal disease.

Nov 12, 2021
Water for Life

Water for Life

Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene underpin human, animal, and environmental health. Despite considerable progress in addressing these issues globally, in 2017, approximately 1.6 million people died of diarrheal disease.

Oct 4, 2021
Future field guides for Nieuwoudtville

Future field guides for Nieuwoudtville

The town of Nieuwoudtville is situated in South Africa’s Northern Cape, on the Bokkeveld Plateau. This region is known as the “bulb capital of the world” because it has the highest number of indigenous bulbous flower species on Earth.

Aug 30, 2021
Attempting to resurrect the dead: Herpetological surveys within the Woodbush region of Limpopo Province.

Attempting to resurrect the dead: Herpetological surveys within the Woodbush region of Limpopo Province.

The Conservation Science Unit has been working on an ongoing project that aims to fill knowledge gaps on the distribution of Endangered species across South Africa.

Aug 2, 2021
“Do Shrews Swim?” – A Field Diary Extract from the Outeniqua Mountains

“Do Shrews Swim?” – A Field Diary Extract from the Outeniqua Mountains

We are in the Outeniqua Mountains above George to conduct small mammal surveys as part of a project intended to map the distribution of species of conservation concern across South Africa. Our target species is the Long-tailed Forest Shrew (Myosorex longicaudatus), listed as Endangered and without a single confirmed record since the 1990s.

Jun 30, 2021
Crouching rocks, hidden rabbits

Crouching rocks, hidden rabbits

Wetlands in Uganda’s Kigezi region are under increasing pressure from the growing human population in need of fertile farmland. Poor agricultural practices in upland areas have led to soil exhaustion and degradation, thus resulting in reduced yields and harvests.

May 31, 2021
Going bossies

Going bossies

The EWT Drylands Conservation Programme, in partnership with the Grootfontein Agricultural Institute, held Karoo bossie (vegetation) identification days around Loxton this week.

Apr 30, 2021