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Short Courses

Land Use Planning for Conservation Areas


Dates:          12-20 March 2020

Duration:     7days

Cost:             R5050.00 p/p (All-inclusive accommodation, catering and training. Transport to and from SAWC for own cost)

Venue:          Southern African Wildlife College

Address:       Kempiana Nature Reserve, On the Orpen Rd R531, Kruger National Park.



Apply reserve planning principles to conduct ecological planning as it applies to protected areas goals and objectives.

Course Outcomes

  • Identify and evaluate land use planning objectives as it applies to own area of operation.
  • Evaluate land use planning in terms of ecological sustainability and utilization as it applies to own area of operation.
  • Apply land use planning principles for reserve planning as it applies to own area of operation.

Strategic areas covered:

  • Stage 1: Land Use Planning protocol
  • Stage 2: Preparation and data collection
  • Stage 3: Baseline analysis or assessments
  • Stage 4: Formulation
  • Stage 5: Adoption and publication
  • Stage 6: Implementation
  • Stage 7: Monitoring & update

Who can attend?: This course is suitable for Park Wardens, Conservation Agency Management Staff, People involved in designing, planning, monitoring and evaluation of Parks and Reserves or Conservation Programmes. Applicants must have knowledge, comprehension and application of English.

Accreditation: This course is a NQF level 5 course and is institutionally accredited by the Southern African Wildlife College. Attendees is required to complete assessments and a practical assignments.

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