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The Endangered Wildlife Trust is hosting a wild chat with André Botha about the Southern Ground Hornbill, the bird of 2020, to educate the public and provide meaningful entertainment.


South Africa (29 June 2020) – At the start of the lockdown in South Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) launched an online series of talks surrounding all wildlife subjects. The Trust brought in experts to discuss and educate people on a variety of topics. The Endangered Wildlife Trust is hosts the Wild Chats to provide meaningful entertainment to anyone wanting to learn more about conservation.

“Our last Wild Chat for June is a really exciting one, all about the 2020 Bird of the Year! The Wild Chat will be approximately 20-30 minutes long, with time afterwards for questions and answers, and will start promptly at 15:00 Tuesday 30 June 2020 (GMT+2), so please be sure to join a little ahead of time.”

You can register using the link below. All our Wild Chats are also recorded and shared on our YouTube channel and other social media platforms afterwards, meaning no one has to miss out!

So stay home, stay safe, and stay connected with our wild world.

While our Wild Chats are free of charge, we rely on donations to make this critical conservation work possible. If you would like to help us make a difference, please click here

The Southern Ground Hornbill is South Africa’s Bird of the Year for 2020 and was the focus of a decade-long study by the Endangered Wildlife Trust. This Wild Chat with André Botha, manager of the Vultures for Africa Programme, will showcase some of the findings and share highlights from the fieldwork conducted to gain more insight into the fascinating lives of these charismatic, predominantly ground-living birds in one of Africa’s premier conservation areas. This talk is suitable for all ages.

You can register for the talk via Zoom here.

Sources: Wild Chats Newsletter
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