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SAWCT Annual Review 2016-2017

Over the past 20 years, the College has stepped up to meet the growing challenges and training needs faced in the region, to become the most sought after centre of specialisation in conservation education, training and skills development. Your valuable support increased the Trust’s reserves to over R32 million at the end of 2016.


Is our awareness of biodiversity’s importance to life on earth reaching a meaningful level? Will it be enough to put us onto a different road – one that fosters action on a broad enough scale? Key to this will be finding smart ways to curb the demand for resources by our planet’s growing population, to manage the impacts of climate change, to reduce habitat loss and to deal with wildlife crime.

Training skilled conservationists and wildlife guardians to help protect and conserve our natural resources, including our wildlife, is a vital element of the different road we need to take.

Over the past 20 years, the College has stepped up to meet the growing challenges and training needs faced in the region, to become the most sought after centre of specialisation in conservation education, training and skills development. It has shaped the lives of over 15,000 students who in turn have added value to their communities. Communities are then in a better position to conserve and utilise their natural and wildlife assets in ways that bring sustained economic benefits.

Your valuable support increased the Trust’s reserves to over R32 million at the end of 2016. We were pleased to be in a position to increase our annual disbursement to the College by 20%, to R1,261,250 for scholarships and bursaries to top students as well as for a number of key projects at the College.

We trust you will enjoy reading about our progress in our Annual Report for 2016/2017.

Read the full SAWCT 2016-2017 Annual Review here.