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Mission Statement

Endangered Wildlife Trust

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is a non-profit organization founded in 1973 by Clive Walker, James Clarke, and Neville Anderson. The urgent need for research and conservation action of endangered species in southern Africa was the driving force behind the Trusts creation.

Prevention of species extinction, sustainable management of species and protecting species by conserving their habitat are goals shared by the Travelers Conservation Trust and the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

Projects done by the Endangered Wildlife Trust make a significant contribution to the maintenance of biodiversity. To complete its work the Endangered Wildlife Trust organizes into Working Groups that conduct research, increase awareness and promote conservation.

 
PROJECTS

  • The Wildlife Biological Resource Center (wBRC) has established a Biological Resource Bank (BRB) of wildlife biomaterials for use in conservation, research and management of rare and endangered wildlife species. Biomaterials, such as sperm, blood, serum, egg-cells, skin, hair, embryos, muscle, and fat are collected, processed, banked and made available to regional and international conservation, research and management institutions. Biomaterials are utilized by a multidisciplinary conservation and research community, integrating wildlife management, genetics, reproduction, animal (and human) disease, nutrition and general physiology to the benefit of rare and endangered wildlife species.
  • The Poison Working Group promotes the sensible and responsible use of pesticides, chemicals and poisons, thereby preventing the unnecessary destruction of the environment and wildlife in South Africa.
  • The Raptor Conservation Group (RCG) is committed to the conservation of natural populations of diurnal and nocturnal raptors in southern Africa. The RCG group initiated and supports research, conservation and education programs that are based on sound scientific and conservation principles.
  • The mission of the Carnivore Conservation Working Group is to promote the conservation of carnivores through integrated research and develop sound conservation strategies.

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BENEFITS OF EWT MEMBERSHIP

  • Endangered Wildlife, published by Endangered Wildlife Trust, three times a year.
  • A copy of Vision, a full-color, hardcover publication.
  • A License decal bearing the Endangered Wildlife Trust logo.
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are doing something positive to help save precious animals, birds and plants.

 
REFERENCES

Endangered Wildlife Trust. 2003. 25 Sep. 2003 <http://www.ewt.org.za/>.