Tag: Endangered Species

ZIMBABWE – Wine and Wild dog Weekend

Join us and our friends, Lin Barrie and Clive Stockil, for a wild weekend. Taste wines, talk wild dogs, take in the splendour of Gonarezhou National Park, from the luxury of Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge. Enjoy luxury accommodation in the pristine wilderness, wine tastings and…

JOHANNESBURG – Pangolin fund raising dinner

After 80 million years of peaceful existence, pangolins are being hunted to extinction. The pangolin is the wise old man of the African bush – it is revered by indigenous healers, who believe that it is sacred and brings rain. Pangolins are elusive, solitary, without…

JOHANNESBURG – Who let the Dogs in?

In September 2017, the Kruger National Park’s resident population of 250 of the most Endangered carnivore in the country was bolstered by the addition of eight new African Wild Dogs. Working with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW), South African National Parks (SANParks), and WildlifeACT Fund, the…

November – update from KZN

 Jeremy received this month’s update from Cole Du Plessis of the EWT – it continues the saga of the wild dog population in KZN: “November has been a fruitful month in maintaining and expanding South Africa’s wild dog metapopulation. The greatest highlight of all was…

News from Painted Dog Conservation

Peter Blinston sent this news: Life Saving Collars The first three months of 2107 have already been intensely busy, particularly in providing protection for the Nyamandlovu pack. For some months now we have been concerned about the shift in the Nyamandlovu pack’s territory, which has…

Dinner for the dogs

Many people are astonished to hear that there are fewer than 450 African wild dogs left in South Africa today.  The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) recognised the plight of this species back in 1997 and began a multi-faceted programme to attempt to increase their numbers. …

Roussanne and wild dogs

Our Black Pack Roussanne won a silver medal that the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Awards 2015. Jeremy has used this grape as a fantastic addition to our white blends, a traditional use for this particular varietal, but has also ventured into presenting it as a…

Dogged pursuits in KZN – new ranges

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) in collaboration with its partners, released a pack of five African Wild Dogs onto Somkhanda Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday 29 November 2014. Northern KZN is a Wild Dog conservation stronghold. The pack comprised two males originating from…