Wildlife & Energy Programme
Energy and communications infrastructure such as power lines, power stations, wind turbines, telephone lines, cellphone towers, and pipe lines represent an important interface between man and wildlife, particularly in SA's growing economy. These structures are often tall (standing out in any landscape) and linear (crossing vast distances), increasing the opportunity for wildlife interactions.
Most of these structures are located outside of protected areas, making 'traditional' conservation authorities inadequate in managing interactions. The role of the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife and Energy Programme (EWT-WEP) is therefore essential in ensuring that the impacts of these infrastructure on our wildlife is kept to an absolute minimum. The EWT-WEP's largest project is the Eskom–EWT Strategic Partnership.
The specialists listed have committed to comply with the BirdLife South Africa / Endangered Wildlife Trust Best Practice Guidelines for Avifaunal Monitoring and Impact Mitigation at Proposed Wind Energy Development Sites in southern Africa. click
Constant Hoogstad - Programme Manager email