Saving spots and stripes

Saving spots and stripes

Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity worldwide, and an ongoing poaching surge places particular strain on some of South Africa’s most threatened species.

Nov 12, 2021
The inaugural Global Congress for Linear Infrastructure and Environment.

The inaugural Global Congress for Linear Infrastructure and Environment.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust and the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, otherwise known as ICOET, hosted the virtual Global Congress for Linear Infrastructure and Environment, on 20 and 21 September.

Oct 4, 2021
Guest article: My journey in road ecology

Guest article: My journey in road ecology

A rewarding part of my career has been training and capacity-building and seeing people and organisations become local, regional, and world-leaders in their work. A highlight for me has been watching the growth of Wendy Collinson and the Endangered Wildlife Trust to become local and international leaders in transportation ecology.

Oct 4, 2021
Guest article: Every animal matters

Guest article: Every animal matters

In the 90s, I used to drive long distances to see my girlfriend in Southern California. I would see dead wildlife on my drive, and for many species, it was the first time I had seen them in the wild.

Aug 2, 2021
Guest article: Investigating impacts

Guest article: Investigating impacts

Transportation infrastructure contributes to habitat loss and fragmentation, where animals are impeded from travelling through their environment without avoiding transportation infrastructure or the mortality risks involved in crossing roads and railways.

Jun 30, 2021
The elephant in the road

The elephant in the road

For most drivers, it is fairly easy to spot an animal as large as an African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, or rhino on the road. However, despite these animals being highly visible because of their large size, there are still cases of drivers colliding with these large flagship species along roads near or in protected areas.

Jun 30, 2021
Snapshots from the road

Snapshots from the road

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.

Feb 25, 2021