The EWT is committed to benefitting people through conservation, improving our understanding of threats to biodiversity in focus areas from industry, finding innovative solutions for reducing industry-related environmental impacts, and promoting the uptake of sustainable nature-based businesses, enterprises and livelihoods in priority areas, and the adoption of biodiversity-friendly lifestyles among target audiences.
The People in Conservation Unit works with partners across sectors to address critical conservation challenges and enhance human resilience through improved natural resource management so that all people benefit from conservation. We develop projects designed to address both human needs and environmental imperatives. Our approach is built on a platform of environmental awareness and education, with projects specifically tailored to local needs. READ MORE
With a significant stake in the sustainability of biodiversity, business has the power and responsibility to act as a powerful lever for change. The National Biodiversity and Business Network (NBBN) recognises the importance of biodiversity to business and builds the capacity of business to act as a positive force for the conservation of biodiversity in South Africa. READ MORE
Energy infrastructure can have a devastating effect on wildlife. We believe we can have a positive influence on the wildlife management policies of utilities, reduce the impact on wildlife, improve the quality of supply to customers and ultimately phase out problematic processes and hardware to substantially minimise wildlife interactions with electricity infrastructure in Africa. READ MORE
The EWT’s Wildlife and Transport Programme is working to reduce the negative impacts of transport infrastructure on wildlife, and ultimately improve driver safety through a reduction in wildlife-vehicle-collisions. READ MORE