|Volume 13Click here if you cannot view HTMLJanuary 2007|
Limpopo sends Oxpeckers to the Mount Royal Conservancy
Platjan, on the border of Botswana and South Africa in the Limpopo province, became the scene of a six day oxpecker catch operation, involving both hard work and patience. Nets were diligently set-up before sunrise and a wide range of birds were caught, ranging from Queleas to Grey-Headed Parrots, and a total of 34 Red-Billed Oxpeckers. The ongoing success of Operation Oxpecker is thus insured through a wildlife mitigation process to manage and promote the expansion of the South African oxpecker populations to the benefit of all.
Written by Arnuad le Roux & Claudia Hodkinson
Invest in your future, invest in the future of the world
At Momentum, we believe in making a success of life. As a valued Momentum client, you’ve entrusted us with protecting your financial future and the future of those you love. We also believe in protecting the world we live in, leaving future generations to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the animals, plants and ecosystems that form part of the planet we call home. We know you care about conserving our threatened species and environment too. That’s why Momentum Save Thru Spend has joined forces with the Endangered Wildlife Trust, giving you the opportunity to give something back.
Written by Simangele Mahlangu
Solar Water Heaters – EWT in New Initiative
The sun pours a staggering amount of energy onto the Earth every day. For millions of years green plants have harvested this energy though the miraculous chemical process of photosynthesis. The coal-fired power stations that underpin South Africa’s electricity infrastructure are mostly situated on the Mpumalanga coalfields. Burning fossil fuel gives us cheap electricity, but we have recently begun to understand that this comes at a high environmental price – global climate change, that will affect the whole planet. Is it possible for humans to directly harvest some of that bountiful solar energy that made coal, and continues to drive all life on earth?
Written by Dr John Ledger
NGOs comment on Draft Fireworks Regulations
The Draft Regulations on Fireworks, under the National Explosives Act, were closed for the second round of comments on 19 October 2006. The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), together with other concerned NGOs, namely Wet Nose Animal Rescue Centre and a group of concerned KwaZulu-Natal citizens dubbed “Voice for the Voiceless”, raised the concern, amongst others, that the regulations fail to take into consideration the dangers facing animals, both domestic and wild, by fireworks.
Written by Yolan Friedman
An inside look into the lives of Sandhill Cranes
Where: Country Club JHB , Auckland Park, Johannesburg
Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) are the most abundant cranes in the world, being distributed mainly across North America, but extending into Cuba and Siberia as well. Populations in temperate regions of the US and Canada have been expanding rapidly due primarily to suitable areas for nesting and agricultural lands for foraging – a very similar situation to that experienced by Blue Cranes (Anthropoides paradisea) in the Overberg region of the Western Cape.
RSVP: 1 February 2007 - click here firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Mary Richie or phone on (011) 486 1102
'Go with the Flow' Fundraising Wine Auction to suppport EWT
Where: Browns of Rivonia, 21 Wessels Rd, Rivonia
The Endangered Wildlife Trust and Browns of Rivonia cordially invite you to take part in the 'Go with the flow' FUNDRAISING WINE AUCTION* in support of the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
RSVP: 6 February 2007 - click here email@example.com to contact Mary Richie or phone on (011) 486 1102
Solar Heating by Dr John Ledger
We take the sunny South African weather for granted. But a look at the facts below clearly shows us that we're not utilising it nearly as effectively as we'd like to think. Did you know ...
The EWT has a wish list that you could contribute to. We would be grateful for the following items:
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.
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
The African Safari Journal – Millennium Edition
Journal keeping has a long tradition in Africa, starting from early Portuguese adventurers such as Vasco da Gama. The African Safari Journal continues this tradition. It has been meticulously designed so that you can record in a structured way your impressions on every aspect of your travels in Africa. The record sheets simplify the process, enabling you to keep a totally comprehensive, orderly and lasting record of an exciting adventure.
Unit Price : EWT members: R 200.00 (excl. p & p). Non-members: R 250.00 (excl. p & p)
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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