|Volume 12Click here if you cannot view HTMLNovember 2006|
Vision of the San People – and More Riverine Rabbits are Found !
Between the 25th and 29th of September 2006, a field survey was carried out by a team of 21 people comprising staff of CapeNature and the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Riverine Rabbit Working Group (EWT-RRWG). In total 15 Riverine Rabbits (Bunolagus monticularis) were recorded in the Ceres Karoo, Klein Karoo and in the Cape Winelands of the Western Cape. Another survey will take place in November.
Written by Dr Vicky Ahlmann
Project Report: The Conservation and Management of Wild Dogs in KZN
EWT’s Carnivore Conservation Group has recently extended its African Wild Dog conservation program to include a management and conservation project in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). The project aims to expand the current range of Wild Dog in KZN to include well managed and closely monitored packs on state-owned, private, and community reserves in the region.
Written by Thadaigh Baggallay
Nearly 200 volunteers assist with two game counts at Jubatus Cheetah Reserve
Jubatus Cheetah Reserve in Bela Bela, Limpopo Province is the location of a new and exciting initiative by the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Carnivore Conservation Group. Here we plan to reintroduce a female and two male cheetahs to the Reserve in a quest to understand the dynamics of cheetah and their prey on small fenced reserves.
Written by Harriet Davies-Mostert
New information on Endangered Bearded Vultures
Bernard, the juvenile Bearded Vulture, was released on 5th September 2006- just over a month ago. The cell-phone tracking device that is attached to him is scheduled to record three positional readings a day at set times, i.e. 6h00, 11h00 and 14h00.
Written by Sonja Krueger
Eco training course offer
Many visitors to the wild places of Africa now want to get more from their bush trips than a simple safari. An experiential meaningful holiday awaits you or your child for this end of year holiday period. For a holiday with a difference – gain an understanding of Africa's web of life and a greater awareness of one of Earth’s last great natural resources, the African bushveld. Learn more about the ecosystems, about animal behaviour, bird life; trees and plants, astronomy, the art of tracking and more with in-depth one to four week nature and field guide training courses run from tented bush camps by EcoTraining, the leading Field Guide Training organisation operating in southern Africa since 1993.
Written by Jenny Avery
Indigenous Landscaping Advice with Bees Knees Creations
Spring has sprung, summer is almost here and it is time to look outdoors at your garden. For a creative design with roots in South Africa, let Bees Knees design your indigenous garden, making it water wise, encouraging wild life back into our gardens and help to preserve our most precious heritage for all to enjoy. To arrange for a consultation contact Lauren on 082 453 6945 or email@example.com
"Wildlife Human Conflict Resolution" by Tim Snow
Where: Country Club JHB , Auckland Park, Johannesburg
Humanity has encroached on natural environments more and more; and with increasing pressure over the past 350 years and even more so in the past few decades. In many instances environmental manipulations such as urban developments, have positive spin-offs for wildlife which in turn are considered as threats by humanity.
RSVP: 10 November 2006 - click here firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Mary or phone on (011) 486 1102
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH - The Must See Movie on Global Warming!
Where: Leading Cinemas countrywide
Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced.
Roar – Lions of Kalahari – Movie Review by Yolan Friedmann, CEO EWT
Where: Flighting at IMAX Theatres
As the movie house lights dim and the inky blackness is filled with the sounds of an African night, punctuated with the cries of Spotted Hyenas and Night Jars, I sank into my chair thinking that this could already have been the highlight of Tim Liversedge's film "Roar". But not so, the film simply continued to excite, enthral and captivate viewers as one magnificent scene followed another as the drama, action and thrills unfolded. The film represents five years of Tim's life living and working amongst a pride of lions in the magical remoteness of Botswana's Kgalagadi Desert and the principle actors are a Lion and his harem of lioness sisters who rule their kingdom centred around a waterhole - an oasis of life within the harsh desert wilderness. Exceptional footage and close-ups offer the viewer an experience unsurpassed even if you were indeed there, and the thrills and spills of daily life are captured in 30 minutes of unequalled splendour. The film offers unique insights into the lives and interdependence of a number of other species who have adapted to this grueling environment and presents Africa in her most unique and magnificent way. Being an Imax film further adds to the unique experience and draws the viewers into the very heart of the story.
Greener Life Tips
Want to do something to help stop global warming?
Here are 10 simple things you can do and how much carbon dioxide you’ll save doing them:
The top '5' suggested Environmental book reads by Dr Nick King
When the Executive Director - Sustainability of the Endangered Wild Life Trust decides to share what's on his shelf, it's time for the rest of us to sit up and take notice. It is all too easy for us to just hide behind our daily lives, hoping that someone else will sort out the problems. Guess what - the buck stops here. Take a look at what he's reading and why.
If you're at a loss on what to do with unwanted items, why not donate them to the EWT. The EWT has a wish list that you could contribute to. We would be grateful for the following items:
Please contact Leighanne Imbert on (011) 486 1102 or email email@example.com to organise for deliveries, and collections where necessary.
Natural Heritage Prestige Medallion Series
The Natural Heritage Prestige Medallion Series was launched in 2006 by the South African Mint Company, to commemorate various conservation projects managed by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT). This is a limited edition of 500 proof sliver medallions of each. The official EWT logo is featured on the obverse of all the medallions which will be featured in this 15 Medallion series.
Unit Price : R 350 ex VAT
Explorer Club membership offer to EWT Members
The Endangered Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce that as a new added benefit to membership, all members of the EWT will receive a years free membership of the PureAfrica Explorers Club, through our negotiations with PureAfrica, an exciting travel and adventure tourism company. Membership in the Explorers Club gives you access to discounts and special offers on any trip booked through PureAfrica, at no extra cost to yourself, as well as the regular PureAfrica newsletter full of ideas for vacations, exciting places to visit, and African adventures to experience.
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