|Volume 15Click here if you cannot view HTMLMay 2007|
What is a Vulture Restaurant?
Vultures are an important element of the environment since they scavenge on dead animals and recycle their flesh, converting it back into its basic elements, thereby completing the cycle-of-life.
Written by André Botha
The Hedgehog: The Gardener's Friend
Where have all our hedgehogs gone, is a question frequently asked these days. Hedgehogs are nocturnal animals that earn their nickname, "Gardener's Friend", by eating large quantities of the creatures that the gardener regards as pests: slugs, snails, and caterpillars. Hedgehogs use to be a common sight in both town and country gardens throughout, but sadly their numbers are now declining due to road kills, the use of environmentally incompatible pesticides, habitat destruction, rampant veld fires, electric fences and domestic dogs.
Written by Arnaud le Roux
Give2Charity – New Website to Support Community Fundraising
There are many EWT supporters who, through their own activities and in their own communities, would like to raise funds to support conservation by coming up with a simple idea and asking their friends to support it but, until now, there hasn’t been an easy way to do it.
Written by Samantha Brown
Section 18A - What it means for you our loyal EWT donors
Without donor support the Endangered Wildlife Trust cannot succeed in our mission to conserve threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa. We continue to expand our fundraising activities to support our conservation work and one of the benefits we are able to offer to our supporters is a Tax Exemption benefit. All donations made to the Endangered Wildlife Trust are exempt from donations tax and qualify the donor for deductions from taxable income in accordance with Act 58 of 1962.
Written by Samantha Brown
De Beers Bike4Beasts Mountain Bike Challenge 2007
For many of us attending the inaugural De Beers BIKE4BEASTS MTB Challenge on 28 April 2007, it was the first time we had traveled to this remote piece of the country at the northern tip of Limpopo. Set between the tiny towns of Alldays and Pondtrift, in the middle of the hot, dusty bush, lies the De Beers Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve, which was where the BIKE4BEASTS MTB Challenge 2007 took place.
Written by Samantha Brown
Annual Wine Makers Dinner - Christmas in July
Where: The Grace Hotel, Bath Ave, Rosebank
The Endangered Wildlife Trust together with Liquid Assets & Middelvlei Wines invite you to join us for a fundraising evening with a difference. Enjoy a three course meal, each course carefully chosen and served with an accompanying Middelvlei wine, selected to compliment the food.
RSVP: 29 June 2007 - click here firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Mary Richie or phone on (011) 486 1102
Urban Survival Training Course for EWT Members
Where: EWT HO - Goldfields Enviromental Centre, JHB Zoological Gardens, Erlswold Way, Saxonwold
A special offer for EWT members only! As an EWT member, RAC Driving Solutions are proud to facilitate Urban Survival Training at a low-cost rate for EWT members that are as passionate about the environment as they are… in addition, the first 5 participants to book will be done free of charge!
RSVP: 22 May 2007 - contact Colleen McCarthy by phone on 082 403 2321
The EWT Great Green Golf Day Fundraising Event
Where: Gary Player Golf Course/Country Club, Sun City
The EWT’s first Great Green Golf Day was held in 2006, at Sun City on the Lost City golf course and was a fun filled day of challenging golf and the prize giving and auction event was held at the Cultural Village. THIS YEAR: The Great Green Golf Day 2007 will be held again at Sun City on the Gary Player Golf Course.
RSVP: 6 June 2007 - click here email@example.com to contact Puleng Thabaneng or phone on (011) 486 1102
Driver Energy Conservation Awareness Training
People are becoming more energy conscious as a result of the rising cost of energy. Conserving energy will lessen the impact of higher oil prices on your wallets as well as helping the nation’s economy. Here are a couple of tips to become more Energy Conservation conscious.
Conservation Leadership Group: The EWT has a wish list that you could contribute to. We would be grateful for the following items:
We are also looking for cell phones to be donated for our Eco Warriors field workers to use.
Our field workers often work in hard conditions with not much equipment so they get extremely excited when we can supply them with equipment to make their lives easier and more efficient. Click here to read more about the EWT Wish list.
Please contact Leighanne Imbert on (011) 486 1102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise for deliveries, and collections where necessary.
Lindhorst Wines Winter Offer
Order 12 bottles of 2006 Lindhorst Sauvignon Blanc and 12 bottles of 2003 Lindhorst Shiraz and included with your order you get a 3-pack of 375ml bottles – 2 of Max’s Tribute (a Cab blend with Shiraz) and 1 Statement (a Shiraz blend with Merlot). The combined value is R2,178.
Canopy Tours Special Offer
Experience the thrill of sliding through the forest on a 2 ˝ hour Tarzan and Jane style adventure! Canopy Tours take people up into a previously inaccessible realm of nature whereby platforms built high within the upper level of indigenous forests or against the cliffs of ancient mountains are joined by spectacular ‘foefie’ type cable slides high above the forest floor.
Update your Details: If you have moved home or jobs, please remember to update your details with the EWT so you can continue to receive invitations to events and updates on the work we do - click the link to update now - http://www.ewt.org.za/memberships_update.aspx
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