The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), one of South Africa’s oldest and most respected conservation organisations, has beautiful new offices at the Capricorn Business Park in Muizenberg. The EWT has a 40-year history of conservation in action, with a variety of award-winning programmes protecting and preserving southern Africa’s threatened species and wild places.

EWT’s Christy Bragg, a born-and-bred Southern Suburbs-citizen, is heading up the new offices – perched amongst the spurfowl and pelicans. She is currently managing several Cape-based projects, including the Riverine Rabbit Project and the Cape Critical Rivers project, saving indigenous freshwater fish.

Christy Bragg in the Oorlogskloof River, one of the Cape's Critical Rivers. Image supplied by EWT

Christy Bragg in the Oorlogskloof River, one of the Cape’s Critical Rivers. Image supplied by EWT

Her programmes involve working with communities, restoring riverine ecosystems, partnering with farmers, government and businesses, to save threatened species, including the icon of the Karoo – the Critically Endangered Riverine Rabbit. The Cape Critical Rivers project is protecting critically important fresh water ecosystems in the Cape Floristic Region.

Riverine Rabbit. Image supplied by EWT

Riverine Rabbit. Image supplied by EWT

Christy is now appealing to Southern Suburbites to help the Endangered Wildlife Trust with their critical conservation work. She is looking for a volunteer, specifically a part-time administration assistant to join the team at the new EWT offices. “We are looking for a volunteer with a little bit of sparkle, some administrative experience, a willingness to learn and grow with the programme, and a deep love for nature. Hours are flexible – donate your time and help us save species”.

Please contact Christy Bragg at christyb@ewt.org.za if you are interested in this opportunity.