|Volume 24Click here if you cannot view HTMLDecember 2008|
Bearded Vulture Nestlings fitted with Satellite Transmitters for the first time
On the weekend of 22 and 23 November 2008, a team of conservationists fitted two bearded vulture nestlings with satellite tracking devices. This is the first time that satellite-tracking devices have been fitted to bearded vulture chicks in Africa. This exercise is part of the work of the Bearded Vulture Task Force of the Endangered Wildlife Trust, and is an ongoing collaboration project between South Africa and Lesotho involving a range of role-players in the Maloti Drakensberg Mountains.
Written by André Botha
Convergence of conservationists and eco-friendly Visions
In the last week of November, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) gathered its 85 staff members, from bush and urban jungle, for the annual Conservation Week. It was an intensive, exhilarating and exhausting five days that celebrated conservation in action and launched the 16th edition of the Vision Annual.
Written by Jo-anne Schermeier
First IUCN Regional Councillor from South Africa Elected
The approximately 1 200 global members of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) elected their new council for the next four years at the 4th World Conservation Congress (WCC) on 14 October 2008. The Congress, held in Barcelona, opened on 5 October.
Written by Yolan Friedmann
Good news! It's going to the Dogs!
The Best 4xCyclistsxFar have done what they set out to do, and completed the Pick 'n Pay 94.7 Cycle Challenge to raise some much needed money for the Endangered Wildlife Trust's Carnivore Conservation Group.
Written by Marion Burger
2009: The International Year of the Shark
As the hands of the clock approach midnight for sharks, organizations working for their protection have joined forces in a global communication network named Let Sharks Live, and declared 2009 The International Year of the Shark. The motion aims to raise global awareness of their imminent extinction and the oceanic crisis at hand.
Written by Alex Buttigieg
Nocturnal Niceties by Megan Emmett
Where: Country Club JHB, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
Megan Emmett, founder of the newly established African Resource, will take us on a 'virtual game drive' to expose the lives and interesting behaviour of nocturnal creatures.
RSVP: 6 February 2009 - click here firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Jo-anne Schermeier or phone on (011) 486 1102
Bike4Beasts 65km Mountain Bike Challenge
Where: De Beers Venitia Limpopo Nature Reserve, Limpopo
Join us on this exciting and adrenaline-filled cross-country MTB Challenge in the 33 000 hectare De Beers Venitia Limpopo Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to a wonderful diversity of plant and animal life including Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Black and White Rhino and the Endangered African Wild Dog.
RSVP: 20 March 2009 - contact Wendy Collinson on 083 657 1551
Green your Holiday (content provided by Urban Sprout)
Holidays are no longer only associated with gas-guzzling air miles and water-craving golf courses. Hop onto the web and there are now many overseas websites committed solely to green travel where responsible and sustainable holidays are fast becoming the norm
While you're enjoying the weather and wilderness that makes our beautiful country one of the best to be in over the holiday season, why not give back? Support the conservation of our natural heritage by buying various EWT products on offer, or by donating towards much needed larger items. Every little donation helps to ensure that the ground-breaking work done by EWT is effective, while continuing to highlight the threats that our endangered wildlife face everyday. If you want to make a contribution to our cause this season, please take advantage of the EWT opportunities on offer - https://www.ewt.org.za/newsletter/Festive2008/.
Karoo Life Board Game
The enviro-picture building game KAROO LIFE, produced by the Riverine Rabbit Working Group (RRWG) of the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), is the outcome of almost five years of development work by numerous cooperating partners.
Unit Price : including postage and packaging
Ladies EWT Supporter T-Shirt
This Black and Red T- shirt with the 'Wild 4 Life' slogan on the left breast is a must to show your support to the EWT in the hot summer months.
Unit Price : including postage and packaging
Update your Details: If you have moved home or jobs, please remember to update your details with the EWT so you can continue to receive invitations to events and information on the work we do - click the link to update now - http://www.ewt.org.za/memberships_update.aspx
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