Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena) congratulates Wendy Collinson of the Endangered Wildlife Trust on being awarded the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher at 20th National Science and Technology (NSTF) awards.
Bakwena public relations manager, Charmaine van Wyk, says the award bears testimony to the incredible work Collinson has done in establishing and running the EWT’s Wildlife and Roads Project. “Wendy oversees numerous research projects that examine the impact of South African roads on wildlife and seeks to find solutions to reducing roadkill.
“Most of her projects involve collaborations with stakeholders in the transport sector, as well as academia, especially when it comes to the design of future road infrastructure,” adds van Wyk.
She says one of Collinson’s efforts to reduce wildlife-vehicle-collisions (WVCs) is to encourage motorists to adopt safer driving habits. “Road safety is one of Bakwena’s core pillars, which is why this project is so close to our hearts.”
Bakwena has supported various initiatives by the Endangered Wildlife Trust over the past seven years. In addition to being a core supporter of the Wildlife and Roads Project, it has also supported the organisation’s Carnivore Conservation (Lifestock Guarding Dog Project) Programme.
Bakwena is proud to support an organisation that is so committed to protecting the country’s precious wildlife. “South Africa is home to a wide range of animal species that are constantly under threat of human encroachment and poaching. We salute the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Wendy for the
exceptional work they are doing to protect one of this country’s greatest resources – its wildlife,” concludes van Wyk.