Articles

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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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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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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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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Out of adversity comes strength

By Brad Craven – Director and Founder of WFAW – Warriors for African Wildlife I served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years 2003-2007 deploying to Iraq and Korea. When I returned home I struggled as many Veterans do. I coached and trained my younger brother Sam who has Cerebral Palsy and slight autism in...
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A workable alternative to patchwork/mosaic burning

The last fifteen years has seen an increase in popularity of patchwork, or mosaic, burning in preference to the traditional block burning.  The main argument in favour of mosaic burns is that cool fires are less destructive, and a more diverse landscape is created with the resulting animal diversity cited as being a major upside....
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