Saving
species

African

Crane

Conservation programme

Cranes are ‘flagship’ species for conservation. Wetlands and grasslands that support cranes are two of South Africa’s most threatened habitat types, destroyed by mining, development, and overuse. By conserving cranes, we conserve the wetland and grassland ecosystems that provide them, us, and other species with essential goods and services.

4
species
7
countries
40
pack members

birds of prey

programme

The EWT’s Birds of Prey Programme aims to improve population trends of threatened birds of prey in southern Africa and ultimately improve the conservation status of priority species. We are committed to protecting key species and the spaces they depend on.

13
species
6
countries
9
pack members

carnivore

conservation programme

Although Africa’s carnivores are celebrated and attract tourists from all over, they face grave threats and are among the most Endangered mammals in Africa. The Endangered Wildlife Trust conserves southern Africa’s carnivores by reducing threats to their survival and protecting and restoring their habitats.

3
species
4
countries
7
pack members

Threatened

amphibian

programme

The EWT’s Threatened Amphibian Programme is the only NGO-based programme dedicated to conserving threatened amphibians and reptiles in southern Africa. We focus on reducing threats to priority species, protecting important freshwater and terrestrial habitats, and increasing people’s awareness of the importance of these often under-prioritised animals.

10
species
1
country
9
pack members

wildlife
and energy

programme

The EWT’s Wildlife and Energy Programme addresses the negative interactions between wildlife and electrical infrastructure. We develop innovative methods to reduce these interactions, work to positively influence the wildlife management policies of utilities, and ultimately phase out problematic processes and hardware.

5
projects
7
countries
10
pack members

wildlife
in trade

programme

Illegal wildlife trade and unregulated legal trade are significant threats to wildlife locally and globally. Southern Africa is targeted for illegal wildlife trade because of its wide range of plants and animals. The EWT’s Wildlife in Trade Programme aims to reduce trade-related threats that impact the survival of wild animals and plants.

5
species
5
countries
7
pack members

wildlife
and transport

programme

Wildlife-vehicle collisions seriously impact wildlife populations and are dangerous to vehicle occupants. The Endangered Wildlife Trust is the only African organisation with a dedicated programme focused on transport and wildlife interactions. The programme works across South Africa and collaborates on projects with colleagues worldwide.

Our goal is to reduce the impacts of transport infrastructure on wildlife and vice versa. We focus on improving our understanding of the threats to wildlife from transport activities and infrastructure and identifying solutions suitable to the southern African context.

5
projects
7
countries
3
pack members

vultures

for africa

African vultures have declined drastically over the last 30 years, and four of the 11 species are now Critically Endangered. The EWT’s Vultures for Africa Programme implements specific actions that address poisoning as the most significant threat to African vultures

7
species
17
countries
6,5k
people trained