Press Releases

‘Unleash the Hounds’ on Carte Blanche

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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INSIGHT Relaunches: A Global Platform for Combatting Wildlife Crime

INSIGHT is an online platform built to facilitate knowledge sharing between people and organisations working to combat wildlife crime. Previously known as the ‘iSivivane Anti-Poaching Toolbox’, it has recently been re-designed and re-launched as INSIGHT, and is a secure website with protected access for verified persons working to combat wildlife crime. Wildlife crime involves any illegal...
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United for Wildlife celebrates wildlife rangers at special screening of documentary film RHINO MAN in London

 The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Edinburgh join global conservation leaders at private screening of film to highlight global coalition of support in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.Tuesday 13th June, London: Prince William and The Duchess of Edinburgh joined leading figures in global conservation in London at an exclusive private screening...
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Give the gift of healthcare to our K9 heroes

The College’s K9 unit continues to be a game changer for conservation teams across the Greater Kruger working to stem the tide of rhino poaching. With support from its donors, the SAWC has pioneered an approach to combat rhino poaching that combines well-trained field rangers and the addition of free-running canine assets. The result is that...
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The College and Eco Defense Group partner to develop advanced ranger & wildlife protection training

The College has invited US-based NGO Eco Defense Group to partner with them in the development of specialized and unique curricula to improve ranger capabilities around the continent.  Partnering with the SAWC, Eco Defense Group will provide and organize training consistent with the Wildlife College’s many programs, and will design and implement specific training to help...
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Ensuring Anton Mzimba’s legacy and vision for the future continues

Following the tragic and senseless murder of Anton Mzimba on Tuesday 26 July 2022, we are committed to honouring his life and the work he did as a true wildlife warrior. Anton was Head of Timbavati Rangers Services, technical advisor to Global Conservation Corps (GCC) and a proud past student and friend of the College.The...
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CAKE Launches the Kalk AP, an Anti-Poaching Electric Bush Bike

CAKE partners with the Southern African Wildlife College and Goal Zero, launching a solar-powered electric motorbike to help anti-poaching units protect Africa’s endangered wildlife (Stockholm, Sweden – January 27, 2021) – CAKE, the Swedish leader in premium electric off-road motorbikes, announced today the launch of Kalk AP (Anti-Poaching), a special edition Kalk that has been...
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Fostering opportunities and leadership in rangers

As we mark World Ranger Day 2020 on Friday 31st July, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa and the Southern Africa Wildlife College celebrate and commend the rangers who work tirelessly to conserve our protected areas. We are grateful for their commitment and we see their sacrifices. Rangers work across protected and wilderness...
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International Rhino Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to the Southern African Wildlife College

Strasburg, VA – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced today a $100,000 grant to the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) to support training and anti-poaching operations to protect rhinos in the wild. The SAWC provides training to natural resource managers from across Africa. As part of its applied learning approach, the SAWC also directly operates...
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SOUTH AFRICA COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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UPDATE – Measures being taking to combat COVID-19

Further to the News Flash that went out from the College on Monday 16 March 2020 following President Ramaphosa’s statement on South Africa’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, please be informed that the Southern African Wildlife College continues to monitor the situation closely. As a private higher education and training facility, we have been in...
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Measures being taken to combat COVID-19

The Southern African Wildlife College is aware of developments in the spread of the Coronavirus both internationally and locally. We are monitoring the situation closely, and are taking precautionary measures, while waiting for further clarity and directives at government level. This follows the spread of the virus and the statement released yesterday, Sunday March 15,...
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Southern African Wildlife College and Vulcan EarthRanger Announce Partnership to Offer Conservation Technology Training  

The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and Vulcan Inc. announce partnership to expand local capacity to train, deploy and provide ongoing support of Vulcan EarthRanger, a data visualization and analysis software for Protected Area Management. The partnership will also enable the SAWC to offer their conservation and natural resource management students training on EarthRanger. Through this new partnership, the...
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