Endangered Wildlife Trust
|NAME||Endangered Wildlife Trust|
|REGION||Kruger National Park, Zululand, Waterberg, Kalahari|
|AREAS OF FOCUS||Monitoring, Research, Education, Community, Rehabilitation, Awareness, Anti-poaching|
|NO OF PAINTED WOLVES IN AREA||540|
|KEY PERSONNEL||Cole du Plessis, Grant Beverly, Derek Van der Merwe, Harriet Davies-Mostert|
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people.
Two main objectives are in place to save South Africa’s most endangered large carnivore:
- Maintain the current African wild dog population through intensive monitoring, genetic translocations, disease control, conflict mitigation, education and research.
- Expand safe space both within South Africa and across southern Africa by expanding Wild Dog range and maintaining genetic diversity through reintroductions and translocations.
EWT’s main work is in South Africa, having started in Kruger in the 1980s, with metapopulation and range expansion work starting in 1998. In addition, EWT works in other countries to coordinate introductions, for example into the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.