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Richard Khosa Tracking Scholarship

By Lee-Anne Yammin – OHNM Campaign Manager Richard in the centre with his colleagues Gezani Richard Khosa was born on the Kempiana farm (the same property that the Southern African Wildlife College is based on) in 1970.  Rich had the bush instilled in him from his birth at Lena’s Kraal. He grew up here, when Kempiana...
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The Bateleur – Quarter 3 (2021)

Dear friends of the College,Where have the last three months gone? One minute we were getting out our mid-year reports and now, in what feels like a blink of an eye, we are in the final quarter of the year.Much happened in the third quarter:Our flagship students – who are normally with us until end...
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Oregon Tech’s Business Professor Receives a Fulbright Award to work with Southern African Wildlife College

October 2021, Klamath Falls, OR – The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded a Fulbright grant to Dr. Sharon Beaudry of Oregon Institute of Technology.  Dr. Beaudry, a business professor, spent the month of September completing a project at the Southern African Wildlife College in South Africa.   The Fulbright programme...
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The SAWC’s Vaccination Policy

The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) Vaccination Policy (MVP) serves as the policy framework for all Covid-19 management and mitigation activities to reduce the risk of Covid-19 to staff, visitors, residents, students and contractors, both on and offsite.The implementation of the policy is to protect the lives of our employees, their families, our students and...
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Resilient Communities

COVID-19 fallout is undermining nature conservation efforts. Can more resilient communities mitigate these negative effects?The pandemic has significantly impacted nature conservation around the globe, including job losses among protected area rangers, reduced antipoaching patrols and environmental protection rollbacks, according to a collection of new research papers published by the IUCN in a special issue of...
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Great progress with BIOPAMA Grant

The Biopama Grant which kicked off in the first quarter of 2021 is progressing well. The Southern African Wildlife College is very proud to have the support of the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States through the BIOPAMA Programme. In support of the grant, the SAWC has partnered with the Ivan...
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Annual Review 2020

Dear friends and supporters of the Southern African Wildlife College,It is with great pride that I share this, our 2020 Annual Review with you. While the year under review was by far the most challenging year in my tenure as CEO of the Southern African Wildlife College, I am humbled and honoured that in the...
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Seven lessons about conservation leadership

What happens when you take 59 leaders from eight African countries, representing dozens of conservation organisations, and guide them on a collaborative, intergenerational learning journey? You gain incredible insights into trends and issues at a critical time for the conservation sector, suggests Elsbeth Dixon, from leadership development organisation, Common Purpose. For the last two years,...
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The Bateleur – Quarter 2 (2021)

Dear friends of the College, 2021 continues at a rapid pace but with a number of exciting developments and training opportunities. Income generation remains a priority however especially with the news hot of the press, that due to increased Covid-19 infection rates in South Africa, the country will move into a Level 4 lockdown for...
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Trainee Reviews – Field Ranger Advanced Course

We started the course on 25 April 2021 which was completed on 07 May 2021. We were four male students from various nature reserves. Two of us came from Thanda Private Game Reserve, one from Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, and one of us was from the SAWC. We have learnt different operational tactics in the...
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