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.
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.
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.
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.
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.