field rangers


Pilot phase of future rangers programme a real success

During 2021, SAWC and Global Conservation Corps (GCC) engaged in a pilot phase of the Future Rangers Programme, whereby the two organizations partnered up to deliver high class environmental, conservation, and leadership curriculum to four schools in the Wildlife College’s area of influence, reaching over 1300 students between grades R to 8. A number of...
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Word from our Protected Area Integrity Unit on Field Ranger Training

The announcement of the Covid-19 virus pandemic and subsequent lock-down based on Levels 5 to 1 as announced by government has been noted and considered both by the College and by the Protected Area Integrity Unit as regards its operations and field ranger training. The original Declaration of the pandemic as a National Disaster in...
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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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What job takes the most, but gives more?

This article gives an insight into the challenges faced by people trained in law enforcement but, who like in any other job, are expected to complete a myriad of administrative tasks as well. The stakes in this case are just that much higher… The time supposed to be spent in the field as a Ranger...
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It’s all systems go at the College’s African Field Ranger Training Services Division

The College’s, African Field Ranger Training Services Division had training interventions running throughout July.  These training interventions comprised the following groups: A Basic Field Ranger course was completed on 13 July with 10 students attending. Students hailed from Mpumalanga Parks and Tourism Agency, Richtersveld National Park, Thanda Private Game reserve, Olifants Private Game Reserve and...
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“A field ranger trainer’s job”

“Author Unknown (Contribution by Marianne de Kock using her experience and some poetic license)” The job often sucks.  Even for those of us who love it. We hold more lives in our hands on one average course than a medical doctor does in a day. All the elements of nature are often against us, but...
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