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.
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.
Over the years, the EWT has developed a range of initiatives to address the needs of people living in the areas in which we operate, with projects ranging from the development of climate resilient agriculture and livelihood activities such as beekeeping, to reducing human wildlife-conflict, poaching, and other human activities that lead to the loss of species and their habitats.
Our purpose is to reduce the impact of energy infrastructure on wildlife.
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 quality of supply to customers and ultimately phase out problematic processes and hardware to substantially minimise wildlife interactions with electricity infrastructure in Africa.
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.