Coffee with a conservation conscience

Coffee with a conservation conscience

It is generally understood that our knowledge of the status and trends in African Lion (Panthera leo) numbers is relatively poor, and the collective ability of governments and the wider conservation community to identify priorities or to assess the impacts of interventions, is limited.

Dec 8, 2020
Finding fairies where biomes collide

Finding fairies where biomes collide

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.

Nov 2, 2020
Griet’s ghost and the long lost rabbit: The Lettas Kraal conservation story.

Griet’s ghost and the long lost rabbit: The Lettas Kraal conservation story.

The Karoo is an iconic and timeless landscape that has been farmed for large-scale small stock production for almost 400 years.

Sep 2, 2020
Farming for the future

Farming for the future

The Karoo is an iconic and timeless landscape that has been farmed for large-scale small stock production for almost 400 years.

Aug 4, 2020
A legacy of land: Papkuilsfontein Protected Environment

A legacy of land: Papkuilsfontein Protected Environment

The proposed Papkuilsfontein Protected Environment is situated in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

Aug 4, 2020
Keeping us connected during COVID-19

Keeping us connected during COVID-19

There were ten recipients from Loxton, and three from Nieuwoudtville, who each received a router and a data package to support their studies and community work for one year

Jul 2, 2020
Strides in protecting Riverine Rabbit habitat

Strides in protecting Riverine Rabbit habitat

The EWT is making headway in formally protecting Riverine Rabbits through working with private landowners in the southern population of this Critically Endangered species.

Apr 29, 2020
Zooming to train farmers

Zooming to train farmers

Critical work continues with the help of technology as our Drylands Conservation Programme recently held four online training webinars as part of their GEF 5 Sustainable Land Management Karoo Forever Project.

Apr 23, 2020
Finding gold in the dunes

Finding gold in the dunes

The Drylands Conservation Programme, with the help of Samantha Mynhardt from the University of Pretoria, will be taking on the exciting task of trying to find one of the most elusive animals in South Africa! The Van Zyl’s Golden Mole is known from only two locations, with the last found in 2003. More than 17 years later, we are on a quest to find them again.

Mar 27, 2020
Unravelling the mysteries of Riverine Rabbit families

Unravelling the mysteries of Riverine Rabbit families

In another exciting first for conservation, the EWT has captured the first ever photographic evidence of Riverine Rabbit kits (babies) with their mother.

Dec 13, 2019