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EWT in Brief
The EWT was founded by Clive Walker, James Clarke and Neville Anderson in 1973 with the purpose of protecting South Africa’s threatened wildlife species. Over the years our approach to conservation has evolved to match technological developments, new knowledge, understanding and advances in global conservation.

Who runs the EWT?
The EWT has a board of trustees which ensures good governance and sound implementation of all our activities. Yolan Friedmann is the Chief Executive Officer and she is supported by a Chief Operations Officer, Mandy Poole and Head of Science, Dr. Harriet Davies-Mostert and Human Resources and Administration Manager Alison Jånicke, currently make up the EWT’s Executive Management Team.

Where does the EWT work?
We work across Africa, with a strong focus on southern Africa. We have projects running on-the-ground in every South African province and in Botswana, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. We collaborate on projects with organisations in other African countries including Tanzania, Namibia and Sudan.

2017

  • This World Wildlife Day, the Endangered Wildlife Trust is asking you to help keep the wild in wildlife - 3 March 2017
  • The Endangered Wildlife Trust and Rainforest Trust join forces to save South Africa’s rarest snake - 27 February 2017
  • Newly developed camera system to aid the EWT in the prevention of power line collisions - 21 February 2017
  • Join us in creating history and celebrating our froggy friends: the EWT’s Official Guinness World Record Attempt for the largest game of Leapfrog - 13 February 2017
  • CELEBRATING WORLD WETLANDS DAY - 1 February 2017
  • Public Response to the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Proposed Captive Lion Bone Export Quota - 26 January 2017
  • "WHY DID THE BULLFROG CROSS THE ROAD?" - 11 January 2017

2016

  • The revised Red List of mammals reveals larger battles for conservation - 8 December 2016
  • UNLIKELY HEROES – RATS TO THE RESCUE? - 16 November 2016
  • FIRST NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR REDUCING WILDLIFE MORTALITIES ON ROADS - 11 October 2016
  • BREAKING NEW GROUND IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RHINO HORN AND IVORY SMUGGLERS - 22 September 2016
  • A sample for CITES: early results from South Africa’s Mammal Red List - 16 September 2016
  • KEY CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS SECURE GLOBAL SUPPORT TO END CANNED HUNTING - 2 September 2016
  • EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH CONSERVATION-DRIVEN COMMUNITIES - 26 August 2016
  • DRIVING CHANGE: PROTECTING THE PROTECTED - 24 August 2016
  • EXTRAORDINARY FLAMINGO MOVEMENTS AMAZE SCIENTISTS - 20 June 2016
  • JOIN THE RACE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE THIS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY - 3 June 2016
  • ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM OF VULTURE ELECTROCUTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA - 16 May 2016
  • FAST ACTION SAVES VULTURES FROM POISONING DEATH - 12 May 2016
  • RESEARCH SHOWS THAT SPEEDING MAY NOT BE THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF ROADKILL IN PROTECTED AREAS - 5 May 2016
  • CABINET APPROVES RECOMMENDATIONS NOT TO TRADE IN RHINO HORN - 21 April 2016
  • ENDANGERED CAPE VULTURES ELECTROCUTED IN ELLIOT, EASTERN CAPE ON ESKOM POWERLINES - 30 March 2016
  • PROMOTING A GREEN ECONOMY IN THE MARICO RIVER CATCHMENT - 22 March 2016
  • THE FUTURE OF WILDLIFE IS IN OUR HANDS - 2 March 2016
  • THE ROLE OF THE WILDLIFE RANCHING INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA’S GREEN ECONOMY - 10 Feb 2016
  • JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE HOPPIEST DAY OF 2016! - 2 Feb 2016
  • CRITICAL WATER RESOURCES GOBBLED UP BY ALIEN INVASIVES - 1 Feb 2016
  • DEA SAYS NO TO LEOPARD TROPHY HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2016 - 27 Jan 2016

2015

  • LIFTING OF THE DOMESTIC MORATORIUM ON RHINO HORN TRADE - 27 Nov 2015
  • ARE WE DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT OUR WATER SOURCES? - 17 Nov 2015
  • NEW PLAN TO SECURE FUTURE FOR GREY CROWNED CRANES - 16 Nov 2015
  • ASTON AND WANDA TO HELP MAKE WIND FARMS SAFER - 12 Nov 2015
  • WEAR A RELATE BRACELET TO CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL CHANGE - 11 Nov 2015
  • CEDARVILLE PROTECTED ENVIRONMENT DECLARED - 23 Oct 2015
  • THE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE TRUST SCOOPS KUDU AWARDS - 22 Oct 2015
  • WHAT GOES INTO THE OCEAN,GOES INTO YOU - 7 October 2015
  • BEAUMONT NATURE RESERVE NEW PROTECTED AREA - 28th September 2015
  • How to win the war for our Wildlife (Sunday Times) - 27 Sept 2015
  • RHINO DAY 2015 SPEECH COMPETITION - 21 Sept 2015
  • POTENTIAL NEW GREEN LABEL FOR TICK CONTROL PRODUCTS - 17 Sept 2015
  • We celebrate the life of Anne Tilbury - Sept 2015
  • 2015 Rhino Benet Challenge - 22 Sept 2015
  • Trailblazing South African NGO welcomed as latest PSN Network member - 5 August 2015
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN UNVEILED ON DSTV - 31 July 2015
  • EWT POSITION ON THE HUNTING OF CECIL THE LION - 29 July 2015
  • EWT CEO NOMINATED FOR 2015 CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR AWARD - 29 July 2015
  • Mail & Guardian Greening the Future AWARD for the Cape Critical Rivers Project - 27 July 2015
  • By donating to the EWT, you will help to combat the illegal wildlife trade and save many species...read more
  • REHABILITATED SECRETARYBIRD GOES BACK INTO THE WILD - 17 July 2015
  • CHEETAH AWARD FOR ESKOM EMPLOYEE - 13 July 2015
  • THE RISK OF CAPTIVE CARNIVORES - 9 July 2015
  • CYCAD POACHER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON -6 July 2015
  • WARM YOURSELF THIS WINTER AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL CHRISSIESMEER CRANE FESTIVAL! - 2 July 2015
  • MONITORING BIODIVERSITY IMPACTS AT SERE WIND FARM KICKS OFF THIS NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT MONTH - 8 June 2015
  • "HAYI LAA!" - NOT HERE! GROUND-BREAKING PROJECT TO TACKLE SOCIAL AND WILDLIFE CRIME IN RURAL COMMUNITY - 28 May 2015
  • SUSTAINING A HEALTHY PLANET REQUIRES ALL OUR EFFORTS THIS INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL BIODIVERSITY - 21st May 2015
  • NORMS AND STANDARDS FOR RAPTOR RINGING,MARKING AND TRACKING - 19 May 2015
  • BIRD FRIENDLY ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE, A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR BIRD CONSERVATION - 8 May 2015
  • 10TH METAPOPULATION WILD DOG RESERVE WELCOMES AFRICAN WILD DOG PACK - 4 May 2015
  • Did you know that illegal trade in wildlife is one of the largest illegal tradesin the world? - 24 April 2015
  • STRONG DATA FROM LATEST ROADKILL SURVEY - 21 April 2015
  • THE LINDT GOLD BUNNY HELPS SAVE THE RIVERINE RABBIT - 30 March 2015
  • New commemorative stamp issue... - 3 March 2015
  • NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY AND BUSINESS INDABA - WHAT DOES BIODIVERSITY MEAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS? - 12 February
  • THE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE TRUST’S RESPONSE TO ALLEGATIONS OF MASS POISONING OF BLUE CRANES IN THE NORTHERN CAPE - 20 Feb 2015
  • LEAP INTO ACTION THIS 28 FEBRUARY - 20 Feb 2015
  • Ford Committed to The Environment And A Sustainable Future In Africa - 15 Feb 2015
  • DELIBERATE ON MATTERS RELATING TO A POSSIBLE TRADE IN RHINO HORN - 10 Feb 2015
  • CONSERVATION FRIENDLY FARMING: RECOGNITION OF OUR CUSTODIANS - 28 Jan 2015

2014

  • Stay safe on our country's roads over the festive season - 18 Dec 2014
  • RHINO AND SHAYA JOIN WAR AGAINST POACHING - 12 Dec 2014
  • Somkhanda Game Reserve welcomes African Wild Dogs in Zululand - Dec 2014
  • Destroy your environment, destroy yourself - 18 Nov 2014 - link to video
  • CHEETAH TO BE REINTRODUCED BACK ONTO RIETVLEI - 13 Nov 2014
  • The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is proud to announce its membership of the Population and Sustainability Network - 10 Nov 2014
  • Adventure motocyclists Karoo itinerary now availble - 3 Nov 2014
  • Motor bikers riding for wildlife - 28 Oct 2014
  • De Beers funds new project to address the impact of roads on our wildlife - 17 Oct 2014
  • Monitoring and measuring infrastructure's impacts on biodiversity this National Transport month - 1 Oct 2014
  • To swerve or not to swerve - 12 Sept 2014
  • Boosting environmental consciousness - 8 Sept 2014
  • Joining hands to rescue wounded Wild Dog - 14 August 2014
  • Will a 77 years imprisonment sentence deter other rhino poachers ? - 25 July 2014
  • Church Leaders Against Rhino Poaching Workshop - 23 July 2014
  • World's first LED Anti-collision devices to save night flying birds - 17 July 2014
  • WORLD POPULATION DAY - 11 July 2014
  • The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is celebrating the publication of the Notice of Intent to Declare the Beaumont Nature Reserve in the Swartberg region of KwaZulu-Natal. - 8 July 2014
  • The 3de annual Chrissiesmeer Crane Festival - 2 July 2014
  • Rare mussel find in the Northern Cape Province - 26 June 2014
  • Mail and Guardian’s Greening the Future Awards - 25 June 2014
  • Tragic death of a leopard on the road in nother Limpopo - 17 June 2014
  • Mpumalanga MEC approves intention to decalre the Greater Lakenvlei area a protected environment - 28 May 2014
  • The Endangered Wildlife Trust and Fauna and Flora International partner to mainstream biodiversity into business in South Africa - 22 May 2014
  • Successfully released a pack of 15 Wild Dogs that had been illegally captured in Limpopo. - 19 May 2014
  • Poison and African vultures: Widespread, increasing and mostly illegal use of poison is decimating African vulture populations, precipitating a biodiversity crisis with as yet uncharted human health consequences - conclude members of African, American and European organizations during a multinational workshop.- 7 May 2014
  • Launch of NGO partnership to implement high-impact conservation action in freshwater and poverty priority areas - 20 March 2014
  • Celebrate your wildlife heritage with the EWT and HEARTLAND on World Wildlife Day - 26 Feb 2014
  • International Pangolin Day 15 FEBRUARY 2014 - 14 Feb 2014
  • Take a leap of action for endangered frogs - 13 Feb 2014
  • Engaging communities in the fight to save Rhino - 5 Feb 2014
  • Private landowners, government and environmental NGO's join hands to achieve great gains for the conservation South Africa's grassland and wetlands - 29 Jan 2014
  • Killing of three African Wild Dogs in the Waterberg - 31 Jan 2014

2013

  • Riverine Rabbits discovered in protected area brings new hope for the species - 12 Dec 2013
  • The EWT launches citizen science roadwatch data app - 11 Dec 2013
  • The EWT and ICF celebration 40 years of saving cranes and communities - 5 Dec 2013
  • The EWT wins prestigious UNESCO Sultan Qaboos prize for environmental preservation - 2 Dec 2013
  • Free roaming Wild Dog successfully collared - 26 November 2013
  • Saving endangered birds at Verlorenvlei estuary - 21 November 2013
  • THE EWT AND WESSA - proudly working together to enhance conservation outputs - 6 November 2013
  • Happy 40th Birthday to the EWT ! - 1 November 2013
  • Bracelets for rhino conservation - 29 October 2013
  • Adopt a Vulture Project - ESKOM putting their weight behind vulture conservation in South Africa - 24 October 2013
  • Urban conservation and Brown Hyaenas in suburbia - 27 September 2013
  • World Rhino Day - Taking stock of the gains of the rhino poaching crisis - 19 Sept 2013
  • Piccoli nursery gives the EWT's sniffer dogs a R50 000 bonanza ! - Sept 2013
  • Braclets for change - hope for endangered species - 9 September 2013
  • Ship wrecked in humpback dolphin hotspot - 6 September 2013
  • Large Carnivores win in the Waterberg Photographic competition - 2 September 2013
  • First wild Cheetah in the Free State in over a century - 24 June 2013
  • Celebrating Water. Celebrating Life - 22 May 2013
  • A unique collaboration to support the mainstreaming of Biodiversity - 15 May 2013
  • IFAW, the EWT and LANSERIA join forces to stop illegal wildlife trade - 24 April 2013
  • Source of the Umngeni River declared South Africa's 21st Wetland of international importance - 18 April 2013
  • Endangered Wildlife Trust statement regarding Rhino Force - 11 April 2013
  • The EWT voices concern about Ngaka Modiri Molema Municipality planned water waste treatment plant in Groot Marico - 20 March 2013
  • South Africa and Vietnam working together to campaign for Rhino protection - 14 March 2013
  • Hope for Cheetahs with international focus on illegal trade - 8 March 2013
  • The EWT partners with SA Can to reverse the plight of the Oribi - 5 March 2013
  • The EWT and ICF welcome Cites’ decisive conclusion on trade of Grey and Black Crowned Cranes - 4 March 2013
  • Sites for super deadly frog, flying fox and mystery owl named to 7 wonders of endangered species - 14 Feb 2013
  • The Endangered Wildlife Trust's response to the 2013 budget speech - 28 Feb 2013
  • Brutal attack on rhino calf by poachers stuns rescue staff - 15 Jan 2013
  • Joy as migratory falcon reaches its wintering grounds in South Africa - 14 Jan 2013

2012

  • Long awaited agreement with Vietnam brings hope to plight of rhino. - 11 December 2012
  • It's stupid. But then so is extinction - 5 December 2012
  • Save Mapungubwe Coalition - 7 December 2012
  • There’s a new hero in town! - 17 October 2012
  • Let’s give it horns! - 12 October 2012
  • National Marine Week highlights the plight of our oceans - 9 October 2012
  • The EWT takes first place in South African conservation - 28 September 2012
  • Join the EWT in celebrating World Rhino Day - 20 September 2012
  • Modderfontein Reserve opens to the public - 19 September 2012
  • "Zero Extinction" Seven Wonders Campaign Announced - 11th September 2012
  • The EWT launches store in the V&A Waterfront - 29 August 2012
  • International Vulture Awareness Day 1st September 2012 - 28 August 2012
  • WAG-SA Website launch for Wild Dog Salvation - 20 August 2012
  • Taking critical action to save South Africa’s Bambi - 16 August 2012
  • Road Ecology in Africa – Ensuring our roads are wildlife friendly - 8 August 2012
  • The EWT’s new canine recruits - 2 August 2012
  • Introducing the EWT’s WTP - 1 August 2012
  • African Grass Owls suffer from disturbance and poor habitat management - 19 July 2012
  • First annual Chrissiesmeer Crane Festival a soaring success - 10 July 2012
  • Crane counts continue to fly in KZN - 9 July 2012
  • Satellite Tracking To Assist In The Conservation Of South Africa’s Secretarybirds - 3 July 2012
  • Save Mapungubwe Coalition - 6 June 2012
  • Rhino Orphan Response Project providing relief to rhino poaching casualties - 28 June 2012
  • 10 Years of Bird Control Dogs at ACSA Aiports - 25 June 2012
  • The EWT celebrates the first annual Chrissiesmeer Crane Festival - 20 June 2012
  • Guidelines for Bat Monitoring at Wind Farms - 14 June 2012
  • The EWT’s Eco Stars Club launches today! - 8 June 2012
  • South Africa Wins Beautiful Gold ! - 6 June 2012
  • 2012 Marks the start of the International Year of the Rhino - 5 June 2012
  • Activist rides 1 800kms for the plight of the Blue Swallow - 23 May 2012
  • The EWT calls for South Africans to celebrate Biodiversity Day - 22 May 2012
  • Evaluate the status of large carnivores using citizen science and a photographic project - 24 April 2012
  • Eskom put an end to Giraffe electrocutions in Marloth Park - 20 April 2012
  • Urgent conservation attention required to bring the blue swallow back from the brink of extinction - 16 April 2012
  • Buzz off to the Birds - 26 March 2012
  • New Map to reduce impact of wind farms - 22 March 2012
  • The EWT – Mentoring and Training New Conservation Leaders - 19 March 2012
  • The EWT celebrates the International Day of Action for Rivers - 15 March 2012
  • Conservation Action for the Cape Vulture - 9 March 2012
  • Rico the Rhino’s New Hope - 8 March 2012
  • EWT’s Rhino Rescue and Response Training Workshops - 1 March 2012
  • Save Our Rhinos – A Sting Music And Endangered Wildlife Trust Initiative - 15 February 2012