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Since 2016, the EWT and Lapalala Wilderness School (LWS) have celebrated World Rhino Day by hosting their annual Schools Speaking Competition at the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve. More than 20 schools from around the Waterberg region participate every year, and over 200 Grade 10 learners have competed so far.
The learners are asked to prepare a speech about rhino conservation, providing them with the opportunity to develop their own ideas about addressing the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa. Not only does this hone their public speaking skills, but it cultivates a deep awareness about the species and their environment. Sponsors generously provide prizes such as laptops, tablets, and school vouchers that incentivise healthy competition amongst learners, resulting in many passionate and enthusiastic speeches over the years, embracing issues such as community involvement in conservation, the economic importance of tourism, and law enforcement. We hope that the participants go on to become ambassadors for rhinos in their local communities.
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FOREVER FOREST LAUNCH
In celebration of Arbour Day, staff from Levego an environmental services company specialising in air quality, joined the Endangered Wildlife Trust at their conservation campus in Midrand to help launch the EWT’s Forever Forest. An indigenous tree is planted in the Forever Forest for each person who leaves a legacy for life to the EWT in their will, providing a living memorial that will be cared for and continue to grow for generations to come!
All bequests made to the EWT create legacies for life that are immeasurable and remembered through the survival of our endangered species and spaces. To acknowledge and celebrate the valued legacies bequeathed to us and their contribution to protecting forever, together, we have created a Forever Forest on our Conservation Campus in Midrand. We plant an indigenous Forever tree for each person who leaves a legacy for life, providing a living memorial that will be cared for and continue to grow for generations to come!
Forever Forests are beautiful, tranquil places for friends and family to gather, pay tribute, heal, remember, and celebrate all life. If you yearn for a better future for your children, leave a Legacy for Life by remembering the EWT in your will, and help us to secure the health of our planet, its people, and its wildlife beyond your lifetime.
ART FOR FROGS
A massive thank you to Robyn Ansell Art who is working alongside EWT’s Threatened Amphibian Programme. This first ‘Spring Range’ of artwork showcases some of the more commonly encountered and charismatic frog species in KwaZulu-Natal.
Check out Robyn’s page to order your prints now!
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