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Title: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Red on June 10, 2009, 01:11:55 pm
Misty, Hel-Bent and I attended the dinner I posted about a while ago.  The presentation before the dinner was about the 2009 Cheetah and Wilddog Census in Kruger National Park.

I did not bother to make notes about the cheetah numbers, but found the stats regarding the wild dogs shocking.  The census was done by academics and the methodology Harriet Davies-Mostert (the presenter and group leader) presented to us, is as far as I am able to say, as close as you can get. 

They asked the public to submit phtographs of wild dogs and they received 700+ entries.  Using these photographs they were able to identify around 140 individuals in the Kruger operating in 19 packs.  The majority of the dogs are in the southern side of the park.

If you want to read more about the EWT Carnivore Conservation Group, have a look at their website(https://www.ewt.org.za/workgroups_overview.aspx?group=carnivore&page=overview (https://www.ewt.org.za/workgroups_overview.aspx?group=carnivore&page=overview)).  They are really doing a very professional job.

Misty and I had a chat with Harriet after the talk and she gave us some contact details of other people we can network with.  Harriet knows Robin Lines very well, and is aware of the Etosha re-introduction project.

I have shamelessly stolen this photograph from the EWT website.
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Misty on June 10, 2009, 02:20:02 pm
As Red mentioned, we had a successful dinner with EWT.

I didn’t make any notes (blaming it on the fact that it was dark with no lights on)  :D but it was very clear to me that the Wilddog is in desperate need of our help in order to survive, and why our Calendar is so important and the plan to raise as much funds as we can for PAW.

So yes it would be great to see what we can achieve if we can get to work together with EWT – we have some great ideas for the future too, so watch this space and also, we appreciate all the support we have received to date from WD!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Malibu on June 10, 2009, 02:24:24 pm
I knew my scintilating personality would help something one day!   >:D
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Red on June 10, 2009, 02:35:48 pm
I knew my scintilating personality would help something one day!   >:D

 :biggrin:  Not forgetting your ability to ride a motorbike wel....
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Misty on June 10, 2009, 02:37:24 pm
And all the other assets :biggrin:
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Malibu on June 10, 2009, 02:38:05 pm
Oh ya, I'm pretty cheeky too!

 >:D
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Misty on June 10, 2009, 02:39:38 pm
Exactly!! LOL
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Malibu on June 10, 2009, 02:54:58 pm
Shew, thanks Red for the compliment...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: KiLRoy on June 10, 2009, 02:59:26 pm
Question - are you guys adding some conservation information (maybe small pics) about the WDs on the calendars?  maybe a good idea to clearly show the cause as well as providing some conservation info / stats / communication?  just asking?

Keep up the good work - makes us all proud!!!!!
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Misty on June 10, 2009, 03:04:19 pm
hmm... food for thought... will dicuss it with the girls at the next meeting - thx Kilroy
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: KiLRoy on June 10, 2009, 03:05:12 pm
I thought that was the intend ito supporting the cause?  sorry my stupid
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Misty on June 10, 2009, 03:15:01 pm
No there’s no mistake :) it is the full intent, but we haven’t finalized the exact design and layout as yet (and the ideas you have given us are great, hence the food for thought)  :) , but there will for sure have to be reference to the cause of the Wilddogs - we will also have to have something mentioned on the cover, as this is the first point of reference when someone intends to buy the calendar, and they need to know it's for fundraising, etc but ja, all of these things we will be discussing and deciding on 27 June – meeting with graphic designer then
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Red on June 10, 2009, 03:36:41 pm
I never submitted the Non Profit Organisation application.  Is may be a good idea to have it done.  Do you get a valid fund raising number when it is done?  Can't remember.  Does someone know?
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Misty on June 10, 2009, 03:37:55 pm
Not too sure... all new to me, but there must be a way to find out, tel no or something?
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Red on June 10, 2009, 03:41:16 pm
I will go and look for the paperwork tonight.  Will follow it up tomorrow.
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: KiLRoy on June 10, 2009, 03:46:55 pm
watching some gorgeous babes and accidentally browsing over WD conservation info - what a great idea!!!!!!! :biggrin:
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Red on June 10, 2009, 03:49:06 pm
watching some gorgeous babes and accidentally browsing over WD conservation info - what a great idea!!!!!!! :biggrin:

Misty, you must put the dogs stuffies on the front page because once the gys see the babes, they will not read anything any more...  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: KiLRoy on June 10, 2009, 03:50:10 pm
true :biggrin:  put the text right nexct to the strategic areas :biggrin:
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Misty on June 10, 2009, 03:51:23 pm
hehe - but they will still buy the calendar (if not more!)  ;) - mission completed!!  :mwink:
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Red on June 10, 2009, 03:58:18 pm
hehe - but they will still buy the calendar (if not more!)  ;) - mission completed!!  :mwink:

 :laughing4:
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Misty on June 10, 2009, 03:59:38 pm
:biggrin:
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Goose on July 30, 2009, 04:21:41 pm
Were you also going to put the fund raising details and perhaps banking details on back of calendar?

Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Misty on July 30, 2009, 04:24:05 pm
Yup Goose, all the details re WD & PAW will be on the back of the Calendar. The sales will all go through the WD Shop and they will do the transfer to PAW once all the Calendars sold - but the bank details are here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=25117.0 for if you want to make a separate donation too :)
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Goose on July 30, 2009, 04:26:34 pm
Yup Goose, all the details re WD & PAW will be on the back of the Calendar. The sales will all go through the WD Shop and they will do the transfer to PAW once all the Calendars sold - but the bank details are here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=25117.0 for if you want to make a separate donation too :)

more thinking along the line of taking 20 calendars with us through Africa next year.....  if the pawprint of the Wilddogs feature nicely, would be good to hand some to border officials.... that way, we can all be "identified" when next riding through their spot..? :mwink:
Title: Re: PAW - 3 Calendar girls attending the Endangered Wildlife Trust dinner
Post by: Misty on July 31, 2009, 08:59:27 am
Great idea Goose - and yup the pawprint, WD & PAW will be very well promoted on the back page of the calendar :)