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EWT Riverine Rabbit Taste of Conservation Evening


The Endangered Wildlife Trust invites you to join us for a taste of conservation in the Karoo
Presented by Dr Vicky Ahlmann and Senior Fieldworker Reda Potts.

Where: The Protea Hotel Sea Point, Arthur’s Road, Sea Point
When: 10th December 2009 at 18.00 for 18.30
Price: Non-members R80 and EWT members R75 – welcome drink and light snack supper. Cash bar facilities available.
RSVP: Barbara Miller at barbaram@ewt.org.za

Some facts about the Riverine Rabbit:

• In the central Karoo, its range is restricted to the dense Riverine scrub of alluvial floodplains.
• It is uniquely identifiable by a distinct white ring around each eye and a black stripe running from the corner of its mouth across its jawline.
• They do NOT breed like rabbits and produce only 1 to 2 young per year.
• The EWT contributes significantly to saving the species through habitat rehabilitation and awareness building amongst farmers and farm-workers.

Background information about our speakers:

Dr Vicky Ahlmann is the committed and dedicated manager of the Riverine Rabbit Working Group. The Working group is based in Loxton, a rural Karoo town in the Northern Cape. She initiated the conservation project for the Riverine Rabbit in 1998, which was integrated into the EWT in 2003.

Reda Potts completed her Masters Degree in Conservation Biology at UCT and swapped city-life for the peace and quiet of a small Karoo Town to join the Riverine Rabbit Working Group as a rehabilitation Field Officer.

You’ll be captivated by Dr Vicky Ahlmann and Reda Potts, EWT’s Conservation Achiever of 2009, as they paint word-pictures of their challenging but rewarding work in the harsh climate of the Karoo.


Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
To: Thursday, December 10, 2009

Times notes: 18:00 for 18h30



Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2009
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