June 30, 2021


Out of adversity comes strength

By Brad Craven – Director and Founder of WFAW – Warriors for African Wildlife I served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years 2003-2007 deploying to Iraq and Korea. When I returned home I struggled as many Veterans do. I coached and trained my younger brother Sam who has Cerebral Palsy and slight autism in...
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A workable alternative to patchwork/mosaic burning

The last fifteen years has seen an increase in popularity of patchwork, or mosaic, burning in preference to the traditional block burning.  The main argument in favour of mosaic burns is that cool fires are less destructive, and a more diverse landscape is created with the resulting animal diversity cited as being a major upside....
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Rising Up – Coaching Conservation Kicks Off

After much anticipation and excitement from the local schools, The Investec funded Coaching Conservation (CC) programme kicked off on 17 May with Muchuchi Primary School. The coaches were in high spirits ready to deliver the lessons, and the children were colorful and sprightly in their rebranded apparel.
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SANParks & the SAWC continue to strengthen ties

Given the legacy and evolution of the long-standing relationship between South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), the two entities recently entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to formalise their collaboration and cooperation moving forward.
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Navigating the language barrier SMART-ly

 By Peter Hamming – Researcher: Research and Development“Campamento”…”não temos”, “Laco armadilha”… “temos”. Do you “comprende”? Me neither, at first. These words have become very familiar during my time giving SMART training to rangers in the Zambezi Delta. The Zambezi Delta is a 1.2 million ha area in Mozambique with sand forests, grasslands, swamps and floodplains....
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The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act

In 2013, South Africa passed the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI). The goal of the POPI Act is to protect data subjects from security breaches, theft, and discrimination. To accomplish this, it outlines eight principles that South African data processors must follow. Each principle encourages responsibility, security, and consent. It also provides special protections for distinct...
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