Saving a critical bird species

Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)/South Africa

Vultures are among Africa’s most-threatened wildlife with 7 of the 11 vulture species found in Africa listed by the IUCN as Endangered or Critically Endangered.

In the last 10 years, Southern African vulture populations have suffered rapid population declines of up to 80%.

SLT partners with the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s (EWT)/South Africa Large Raptor Programme to support our field guides to be trained as rapid responders for poisoning incidents.

SLT also supports the Vulture Safe Zones network across the Greater Kruger National Park. This includes Singita Sabi Sand, Singita Kruger National Park concession, linking to the Karingani Game Reserve in neighbouring Mozambique.

These safe zones aim to reduce the most prevalent threats to vultures including: persecution, poisoning, electrocutions and powerline collisions, and habitat loss.

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Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) /Birdlife South Africa


Conservation Partner

Singita Lowveld Trust

In South Africa, the Singita Lowveld Trust manages a wide range of conservation projects in Singita Sabi Sand and Singita Kruger National Park – from anti-poaching initiatives to wildlife research & land management, sustainability efforts and community partnership projects such as early childhood development, digital learning and a world-class culinary school.

A highly skilled team of tracking dogs and handlers enhance anti-poaching efforts in the Sabi Sand Reserve, while the Trust’s partnership with the global conservation NGO Panthera has shown that the area is home to the largest density of leopards of any protected area surveyed in South Africa. The Panthera’s Furs for Life project – of which Singita is a partner – has reduced the demand for leopard skins with 50%.

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