A healthy planet and an equitable world that values and sustains the diversity of all life.
The Endangered Wildlife Trust is dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern and East Africa to the benefit of all.
The EWT achieves its mission by delivering on our three Strategic Imperatives:
These broad pillars of conservation impact are supported through six High-level Goals.
our high-level goals
Five of our High-level Goals speak directly to our conservation impact,
and the sixth goal considers our leadership role within the broader conservation sector.
IMPROVED KNOWLEDGE OF SPECIES AND HABITATS AND THE THREATS THEY FACE
Knowledge is key when designing effective projects, making constructive decisions, and formulating effective laws and policies.
Number of research outputs
Number of datasets shared
TARGETED INTERVENTIONS REDUCE THE THREATS TO SPECIES AND HABITATS
This goal covers our work toward reducing threats to species and habitats. It is measured through a direct reduction in a threat (Indicator 2a) or the implementation of a conservation strategy known to reduce threats (Indicator 2b). Direct improvements in the status of a species or habitat are captured under Goal 4
The number of target populations and habitats where threats are reduced
The number of proven interventions that reduce broad-scale threats to focal species or habitats
FORMAL PROTECTION OF PRIORITY HABITATS
Protecting and conserving natural places is critical for combating the effects of biodiversity loss and climate change. We contribute to national and global targets for protected area expansion and other effective area-based conservation measures
The number of hectares with landowner consent to proceed
Area of priority habitat with improved formal protection
CONSERVATION ACTIONS LEAD TO THRIVING SPECIES, RESILIENT HABITATS, AND IMPROVED HUMAN WELLBEING
This goal focuses on improving species’ conservation status and unlocking the benefits nature brings to people. This goal is measured through three indicators relating to the number of populations, habitats, or people who have benefitted from our actions
Number of populations for which annual improvement goals are met
Area of land with improved management
Number of people whose wellbeing has improved
INNOVATION THAT DRIVES MEANINGFUL CHANGE TO THE BENEFIT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, BUSINESS, AND PEOPLE
The EWT achieves Goal 5 when it drives the application of new processes, products, and services that allow us and the people and institutions we work with to deliver greater conservation impact with available resources
Number of target groups that have implemented effective innovations
THE EWT PROVIDES ITS STAFF WITH AN INCLUSIVE, NURTURING, AND STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT, UNDERPINNED BY EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE, AND FORWARD-THINKING POLICIES THAT REINFORCE ITS CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP.
we work towards achieving our conservation goals through specialised, thematic programmes designed to maximise impact in the field and enhance skills and capacity development.
we have identified 11 cross-cutting approaches firmly embedded in eveything we do
Skills and capacity development
Partnerships and collaboration
Innovation and horizon scanning
Robust science and evidence
Supporting the legal framework
health, and environment
Africa range expansion
The EWT’s work impacts conservation at a national and global level. Our achievements contribute to many conservation-related frameworks. Arguably, the EWT’s most important global impact is towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG underpinning most of the EWT’s work is SDG 15 LIFE ON LAND – Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. However, our work promoting sustainable land management and supporting communities contributes to SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), and we contribute to SDG 4 (Quality Education) through our education and training programmes. We protect Strategic Water Resource Areas and facilitate improved ecosystem management to contribute to SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). The EWT provides guidance to minimise the environmental impact of renewable energy developments – relevant to SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy). Our Biodiversity Disclosure Project, Vulture Safe Zones, Livestock Guarding Dogs, and Badger-Friendly Honey Initiative promote SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production). Lastly, several of our projects contribute towards SDG 13 (Climate Action), including Carbon trading, protected area expansion, catchment management, spring source protection, fodder production, renewable energy, improved land management, increased ecosystem resilience, improved livestock management, secured Strategic Water Source Areas.
For more information on how we contribute to the SDGs, please see our 2020/2021 Integrated Report.
We use the internationally recognised Conservation Standards to plan, implement, and monitor our conservation activities and adapt projects to meet our objectives. By monitoring and reporting on our progress towards these goals, we demonstrate conservation impact and social benefit to our partners, stakeholders, funders, and the public. To see how we monitor and report on our progress, look at our latest Integrated Report.
Our Conservation Standards work is made possible through ongoing support and collaboration from the International Crane Foundation.
EVERYTHING THE EWT DOES IS UNDERPINNED BY TEN CORE VALUES
To help us keep these core values top of mind, we use the acronym “RIVER”
We believe in justice
We are compassionate.
We respect all life and
We are proactive,
tenacious, and we lead by example.
We protect wildlife.
value all life
We value nature as the
foundation of human wellbeing.
We are ethical
We recognise the value