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The SAWC is the most effective hands-on conservation training institution, working beyond boundaries to conserve and secure Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems in partnership with local communities. 

Discover the College

We don’t just give students the education and skills needed to prepare them for success, we help them discover themselves, their leadership capabilities and challenge them to use these skills to become conservation change-makers.

Partner with us

The success of the College depends on the collaboration and support of numerous conservation groups, government agencies, conservation organisations, our donors and other partners.

OUR VISION

To inspire every person we train and engage with to conserve our natural world.

Every student we train, wilderness area we protect, every community engaged, every species brought back from the brink, begins with you. Your support will help make a lasting difference across Africa.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES

To equip people with the necessary knowledge and applied skills to conserve and protect Africa’s natural resources and its biodiversity in viable, inclusive and economically successful ways. 

OUR PRIORITIES

Training change-makers for conservation

Natural Resouce Management

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Responsible Resource Use

Community & Youth Development

K9 Unit

Aerial Support Unit

RISE Unit

OUR IMPACT

With over 18 000 alumni based in 56 countries worldwide, our alumni are adding value and impacting the conservation sector. Working across a range of conservation professions, they are helping find solutions to protect our planet and achieve a nature-positive world.

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Protected acres

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“There is little chance of protecting the environment without a greater sense of mutual responsibility.”

– Kofi Annan, Secretary General Of The United Nations (1997 – 2006)

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