EWT – Predator Workshop and Wild Dogs
Lapalala has worked with EWT on a number of projects and has a historical link with Clive Walker having been instrumental in founding EWT in 1973. An example of this collaboration has been work focused on wild dogs and educating communities in how to deal with these roaming predators. An on going project has been collaring and tracking wild dogs which move through Lapalala from time to time. The first video shows the attachment of the collars and the release on LW while the second shows a follow up when one of the dogs returned to Lapalala a few months later.
Wild dog capture and tagging Workshop
Wild dog release and update
Another conservation group that benefits from Lapalala’s support is the FreeMe Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, which uses Lapalala as one of its release sites – the wild and safe expanse of the Reserve serves rehabilitated animals well. Some of the species that have been brought to Lapalala for release are Verreaux’s (Black) eagle, bushbabies, serval, brown snake eagle, tortoises, lizards, chameleons, caracal, and one of Africa’s rarest mammal species, the pangolin. Most of these animals have been rescued from the illegal animal and pet trade. Others had been injured and found in the wild.