|Volume 19Click here if you cannot view HTMLJanuary 2008|
African Crane Trade Project – Mitigation Planning Workshop
Four species of cranes are resident in Africa - Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum, Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina, Wattled Crane Grus carunculatus and Blue Crane Anthropoides paradisea. Due to an increasing number of rumours about the trade in cranes, confiscations of illegally kept cranes in South Africa and the findings from a study in Mali showing high levels of international trade and domestication of Black Crowned Cranes, the African Crane Trade Project was initiated in 2006 as a project under the International Crane Foundation / Endangered Wildlife Trust Partnership.
Written by Kerryn Morrison
National Oribi Survey 2007
The response to the 2007 national Oribi (Ourebia ourebi) census was very positive. It was the first year that a conscious effort was made to count Oribi throughout their range, which includes the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North West Provinces of South Africa.
Written by Andre Rossouw
Lesser Flamingos make history at Kimberley's Kamfers Dam
Lesser Flamingos have started breeding at Kamfers Dam, the large, permanent wetland located just north of Kimberley, in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa, announced Pieter Saaiman, MEC for the Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment & Conservation, on Monday.
Written by Mark Anderson
Travel tips for socially and economically responsible travel
Many tourists, domestic and international, travel in South Africa to see wildlife and beautiful scenery. Many tourists also travel in South Africa with the intention of meeting people and experiencing different cultures. Being a socially and economically responsible tourist is about ensuring that the people whose land, natural resources, labour, knowledge and traditions that you experience as a tourist, actually benefit from your travel.
Written by Jen Smith
Vulture Tagging - A Volunteer's Story
I have always been fascinated by birds, big and small, as they not only exude such freedom, but go about their lives in a very logical and orderly way following flight patterns and relying on phenomenal sight to get them to where they should be. Thus I am always looking for ways in which I can interact with them in order to understand a little more, and to help with research seemed the way to go.
Written by Marianne Golding
Sustaining the Wild Coast by Sinagugu Zukulu from the Consdervation Leadership Group
Where: Country Club JHB, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
Since 1988, life at Xolobeni, 45 km South of Port Edward has been very peaceful for the local community who enjoyed the fruits of eco-tourism, through horse and hiking trails they operated. Sinegugu, the founder member of Sustaining the Wild Coast Campaign, now manages the EWT-Conservation Leadership Group. His spare time is spent trying to expel Australians off the Pondoland Coast. He grew up in Pondoland and the area earmarked for mining is his child hood playground. He is determined to Save and Sustain the Wild Coast.
RSVP: 8 February 2008 - click here firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Mary Ritchie or phone on (011) 486 1102
The 2008 EWT Wine Auction
Where: Harrison's Restaurant, corner Wessels and 12th Ave, Rivonia
The Endangered Wildlife Trust and Harrison's on 12th, cordially invite you to take part in the EWT FUNDRAISING WINE AUCTION* in support of the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
RSVP: 12 February 2008 - click here email@example.com to contact Puleng Thabaneng or phone on (011) 486 1102
Bike 4 Beasts Mountain Bike Race in Limpopo
Where: Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve, Limpopo
Join us on this exciting and adrenalin-filled cross-country MTB Challenge in the 33,000 hectare De Beers Venetia 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 2008 - click here firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Wendy Collinson or phone on 083 657 1551
This month we look at the environmental impact of our energy consumption, some simple ways to use less of it, and the many positive benefits that can result. Below you can see how much each aspect of energy use contributes to your energy consumption.
Why does it matter? The little things add up. Few of us stop to think about the environmental impact when we turn on a light or launder a load of clothes. But with millions of other people doing the same thing, such simple actions have a surprisingly large cumulative impact.
Various items the CLG would appreciate being donated for use by the budding Eco-Warriors in the field are:
Our field workers often work in hard conditions with very basic equipment so they get extremely excited when we can supply them with additional equipment to make their lives easier and more efficient.
Please contact Leighanne Imbert on (011) 486 1102 or email email@example.com to organise for deliveries, and collections where necessary.
Adopt a cuddly Honey Badger mother and baby toy today
The Honey Badger or 'ratel' is a tenacious small carnivore that has a reputation for being, pound for pound, Africa's most fearless animal despite its small size. It is even listed as the 'most fearless animal in the world' in the 2002 Guinness Book of Records! Tales of their fondness for honey and the foraging association between the Greater Honeyguide and Honey Badgers, have reached almost legendary proportions.
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The Bee Calendar - Special Promotion
The calendar is a selection of African Honeybees. The only known pictures of local bees, most pictures we get are American or British. The bees are seen feeding on garden flowers and some pictures show the inner workings of a bee hive. Each photo comes with a mini photo and explanation of what is happening in the picture. The pictures are all A3 size, for framing or laminating afterwards. One lady is making place mats with hers. You can marvel at the detail in the pictures and discover many interesting facts about bees. A good gift for anyone interested in nature and unusual photos. A guaranteed conversation piece hanging on your wall!!
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