Feature Story A decade of frogging keeps us leaping for joy

The EWT celebrated the 10th Leap Day for Frogs this year, which coincides with EWT’s 50th anniversary. To commemorate both milestones, we held our annual Leap Day for Frogs event and will be sharing a fun frog fact each Friday throughout the year. Here is how our Leap Day celebrations went this year.

A Word from the CEO

Like a tree – our power lies in our ability to convene, support, and assemble – bringing together our team’s brightest minds and most passionate hearts – and those of our partners and associates. As we celebrate our 50th birthday and forge a pathway to achieve even more over the next 50 years, it is through these people that we draw our inspiration. Inspiration for the next 50 as the race against extinction and to stem the impacts of climate change and ecosystem destruction ramp up.

My 5 for the BIG 5

Imagine a world without the magic of nature. Without iconic animals like the Big 5.

In our 50th year, we invite you to donate R5 and challenge five friends to do the same in their My 5 for the BIG 5 drive to Save Species, Conserve Habitats, and Benefit People.

TALE FROM THE FIELD Wetland restoration in Zambiai

The ICF/EWT was part of this year’s wetlands day celebrations in Lochinvar National Park, spreading awareness about the importance of wetlands and collaboration to save these threatened ecosystems.

A tribute to a beloved pack member – Dr Peter Mundy

Dr Peter Mundy was a pioneering African Vulture Conservationist who sadly passed away in February 2023. This is but a brief tribute to his full and exceptional life

Vulture-safe Zones benefit biodiversity and people

Southern African vulture populations are declining rapidly and vulture-safe zones have been established to address threats to vultures. These collaborative arrangements have great potential to slow these declines

SCIENCE SNIPPETSNot all carnivores are monitored equally

Africa’s large carnivores populations have declined over the years. To conserve them, we must know how many individuals are left in the wild, but not all carnivores have been monitored equally. In a recent publication, scientists reviewed monitoring programmes of African carnivores to identify important knowledge gaps.

Careers in Conservation Meet Sam Mynhardt, the newest member of our pack

How our staff members found their way to fulfilling careers in conservation. Dr Samantha Mynhardt is the EWT’s Drylands Conservation Programme new Researcher. Here is a little bit about Sam’s journey to a career in conservation

Remember all regular donors will be entered into a monthly draw to win one of our gorgeous fluffy toys worth R350!

Contact RebeccaM@ewt.org.za to set up a quick and easy monthly debit order of R100 or go to our Ways to Give page to select your own amount

Earthly Eating

Each month, we bring you delicious, nutritious, and eco-friendly recipes that our staff members love! This month’s Earthly Eating recipe is Tabouleh Salad, recommended by the EWT’s Head of Marketing, Sizie Modise who says it is a wonderful Lebanese vegetarian salad to make for guests, as it brightens up any table.

Saving species through habitat protection

Sungazers are threatened because their virgin grassland habitat is being rapidly transformed for agricultural expansion, mining activities, overgrazing, and the collection of individuals for the pet trade or local traditional use.

Join MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet to raise funds for the EWT at no cost to you!

First-Ever Global Leopard Conference to shine conservation spotlight on these threatened cats

This March, seven conservation organisations will unite to host the inaugural Global Leopard Conference, a virtual gathering of the world’s foremost leopard scientists and enthusiasts seeking to better protect one of the world’s most threatened big cat species.