Siboniso Thela is researching rail mortalities and animal avoidance/behaviour adjacent to the railway in Balule. Here are some of the images that he has found of wildlife crossing the railway line safely using the culverts under the line. This project is supervised by Dr Lourens Swanepoel (UNIVEN) and co-supervised by Dr Mansiha Bhardwaj (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden), Dr Gabi Teren, Paul Allin (Transfrontier Africa-Balule), and Wendy Collinson from the EWT’s Wildlife and Transport Programme.

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A word from the CEO May 2023

It is widely known that plastic, in its various forms, can be found in every ecosystem, on every surface and in every corner of the planet. It leaches toxins and strangles wildlife; it chokes waterways and animals. Microplastics negatively affect all life, humans included. Yet we keep manufacturing them; worse, we keep discarding them recklessly and frivolously, as if they were leaves on the wind. Every single human being has a role to play here. We all need to buy less plastic, use less plastic, demand less plastic, and, most important, discard it responsibly.

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