Advanced Certificate in Nature Conservation: Transfrontier Conservation Management
A Parks and Wildlife Assistant and experienced anti-poaching ranger from Malawi passionate about helping his community overcome conflict with wildlife.
“Completing my qualification at the Southern African Wildlife College will help me improve anti-poaching techniques back home in Nyika National Park where I work.”
Michael has been working on the front line in anti-poaching since he acquired a training certificate in 2011. He has worked to mitigate human-wildlife conflict for the last eight years as an employee of Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), based at Nyika National Park.
Since completing his schooling in 2008, Michael developed a career defending wildlife and maintaining the integrity of Malawi’s protected areas through counter poaching. His goal is to use the practical and theoretical tools gained at the SAWC to lead by example and to teach his community about the value of wildlife.
Michael requires support towards the R75 000 needed for his bursary. This is an amount that he does not have access to personally, which is why the SAWC as a non-profit organisation is calling upon a network of donors and supporters to help raise these funds. By donating any amount, large or small, you are playing a crucial role in helping Michael receive the best possible training for his career in conservation.