In South Africa, wind energy farms overlap significantly with the flying patterns of Cape Vultures, and a recent publication* co-authored by EWT scientists quantified the risks posed by wind energy development facilities to Cape Vultures.
South Africa has an extensive linear infrastructure network of roads, railways and powerlines, which is essential for human connectivity. However, it is not great news for primates. Approximately 18% of the world’s primates are directly impacted by linear infrastructure.
In a game-changer for marine conservation research, the EWT recently partnered with the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI) Whale Unit to use drone technology to conduct critical research on the body conditions and behaviour patterns of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis).