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Southern African Wildlife College’s sustainability strategy boosted by a €2.5m grant

The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) has been awarded the largest grant in its history, with an incredible investment of €2.5m from the MAVA Fondation pour la Nature towards the College’s Sustainability Fund. With the ever-increasing environmental challenges facing the African continent and its wildlife, it has become progressively important for conservation organisations to equip...
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SAWC pilots North South intercultural student leadership programme

Two years ago Josephine Loudon and Flip Collot d’Escury from the Netherlands visited the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) as volunteers. Today this has blossomed into an association with Rotterdam’s Erasmus University College. This association will now be run as a pilot aimed at establishing relationships with students from the North and South, namely students...
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100 Plus arrests a real milestone as counter poaching dogs change the game

June 2019 marks a significant milestone for the Southern African Wildlife College’s K9 Unit: over 100 arrests since February 2018 when the packs went operational! Working in close collaboration with partners and law enforcement officials in the Greater Kruger area, the unit’s involvement in the apprehension of over 100 poachers in the past sixteen months...
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Boost for regional conservation as Africa’s flagship wildlife training institutions commit to collaborate  

At an historic meeting on 2 May 2019, at the College of African Wildlife Management Mweka (CAWM) in Tanzania, CAWM and the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), pledged to work together to find appropriate and scalable solutions to the conservation of African wildlife through capacity building and development. Formalised by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
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New appointments to the Southern African Wildlife College Board of Directors

The Southern African Wildlife College Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of Fundisile Mketeni as the new chair taking over from Dr. Bartholomeu Soto from May 2019. Mketeni, Chief Executive Officer of South African National Parks, holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Management with 30 years of experience in the field of Environmental...
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Boost for regional conservation training as the Southern African Wildlife College signs MoU with Government of Zambia

The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and the Government of Zambia, acting through the Ministry of Tourism and Arts (MOTA), recently signed a memorandum of understanding to formalise their collaboration to provide world-class conservation education, training and skills development in southern Africa. The MoU sets out a broad framework within which the parties seek to...
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A change of guard at the African Field Ranger Training Services Division

Since its inception the Southern African Wildlife College has conducted field ranger training across the African region to meet the needs of the conservation industry. Under the leadership of Ruben de Kock, who started working with the College two decades ago, the African Field Ranger Training Services Division, which falls under the College’s Protected Area...
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Fondation Segré approves grant in support of the work of SAWC and SAWCT 

With Fondation Segré’s commitment to help protect the biodiversity of our planet through the active conservation of threatened species and their habitats and the restoration of degraded ecosystems, the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and its Trust are proud to have been selected as funding recipients over the next three years (2019 – 2021). This...
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Passionate graduates conserving across boundaries

There is no doubt that the iIlegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats being faced globally, with species such as elephant, rhino, lion and pangolin being targeted across the African region. Without trained men and women on the ground, who are able to manage their wildlife areas sustainably, whilst also protecting vulnerable species...
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Dogs from the USA to be deployed to counter poaching

On 3 July 2018, the first of 10 new counter-poaching dogs arrived at South Africa’s OR Tambo International Airport from Texas, USA. These specially trained, free-running pack dogs are joining a highly motivated K9 Unit at the Southern African Wildlife College. Once settled and accustomed to their new handlers, they will be deployed in counter-poaching...
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