Annual Reviews

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Annual Review 2019

Dear friends and supporters of the Southern African Wildlife College, As the natural world faces crisis after crisis, it’s never been more important to ensure that we as its custodians are working even harder to achieve a nature-positive world. In support of this, the Southern African Wildlife College’s mission is to equip men and women...
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Annual Review 2018

Dear Friends and Supporters of the College, It is with great pleasure that the Southern African Wildlife College shares its 2018 Annual Review with you. The year under review was a very exciting one for us. We celebrated the completion of Phase II of the College’s infrastructure development made possible by the German Government through KfW, the...
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Annual Review 2017

A message from the Board of Directors We have once again successfully finalized another year of our responsibility to ensure the delivery of education, training and skills development, whilst contributing to the natural resource management of the southern African region. Amidst the welcome and generous infrastructure development funded by the German Development Bank via KfW...
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Annual Review 2016

Southern African Wildlife College 20 Years Since Inception 1996 – 2016 Since its inception in 1996 and in close cooperation with interested and affected parties in southern Africa, including national and provincial government departments, other conservation agencies and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Southern African Wildlife College has sought to empower people from...
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Annual Review 2015

Conserving the biodiversity of the earth’s ecosystems is one of the biggest challenges facing mankind today. According to WWF, the loss of wildlife species is estimated to be up to 10 000 higher than the natural extinction rate, with the world’s wildlife having been reduced by half in less than a generation. Coupled with this...
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Annual Review 2014

The Year Under Review Strategic Planning & Relationships In 2014, the College took strategic steps to operate effectively in its quest for financial sustainability, whilst staying true to its vision & and mission. The concept of “business units” rather than training departments was implemented which has led to the College being more business driven in...
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Annual Review 2013

Foreward The illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to the survival of some of the world’s most threatened species. It’s second only to habitat destruction as a cause of loss for many species. In Africa, the Illegal wildlife trade has exploded to meet increasing demand for elephant ivory and rhino horn. The...
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Annual Review 2012

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” This famous proverb underpins the ethos of the Southern African Wildlife College. It’s not just about providing our students with an education or developing human capital for conservation organisations. It’s about...
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Annual Review 2011

Growth and Development Since inception, more than 6000 students from 26 countries in Africa, but mostly from countries in the SADC region, have received training in natural resource management. Approximately 80% of the learners who have received training at the SAWC are still in wildlife management and most of the graduates have been promoted to...
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Annual Review 2010

Message from the Chairman Challenges that face conservation organisations change on a continual basis and differ substantially between organisations, both within South Africa and across the SADC region. Training plays a pivotal role in terms of rehabilitating and sustaining wildlife areas. It is comforting to know that training and capacity building for staff of protected...
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