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Reaching our campaign target – what a wonderful milestone!

We are so excited to let you know that we have reached our K9 medical aid campaign target. This is thanks to all the donors who contributed either directly or via GivenGain as champions of our K9 Unit. Designed to raise funds for medical aid cover on all the dogs at the K9 unit, the campaign...
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NOTHING LIKE A PLAN (OR SHOULD WE SAY RUN) COMING TOGETHER

Last year the world changed. Our daily lives were thrown out of routine and we were presented with a situation that forced us to look at all funding opportunities. The Wildlife College is still only able to operate at 50% of its training capacity given the need for social distancing both in the classrooms and...
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Support our K9 Healthcare Campaign

The SAWC’s K9 unit is one of the most innovative and successful applied learning projects in Africa. Its anti-poaching successes on the ground have increased exponentially in recent years largely due to the four-tiered approach adopted to test best practice. This includes rangers, dogs, aerial support and community engagement.In supporting rangers on the ground, the...
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Support our K9 Christmas Gift Campaign

The SAWC’s K9 unit is one of the most innovative and successful applied learning projects in Africa. Its anti-poaching successes on the ground have increased exponentially in recent years largely due to the four-tiered approach adopted to test best practice. This includes rangers, dogs, aerial support and community engagement.In supporting rangers on the ground, the...
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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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News from the SAWC’s Dog Master

As we welcome in the month of May 2020 and whilst most are stilled locked away in their houses, the K9 Unit is still working full steam ahead by training, maintaining and preparing all our dogs and teams to be deployed onto the front lines. Being part of mandated essential services and seeing how life...
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‘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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Conservation the real winner, as College’s K9 Unit and supporting teams win another award

The SAWC’s K9 Unit recently received the Kruger National Park’s Managing Executive award from Glen Phillips to honour the work of the SAWC’s free tracking hounds and the Kruger National Park rangers and pilots, including the SAWC’s aerial support unit, in helping to counter poaching. This follows on from last year’s win at the prestigious...
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Pack Leader pledges support to K9 Unit

Thanks to the relationships fostered by Dr. Kevin Robertson who heads up the College’s Sustainable Use and Field Guiding Unit,  Pack Leader Pet Products (Pty) Ltd, a leading provider of nutritionally appropriate pet food, have taken a decision to support the SAWC’s K9 program with food at no charge, effective immediately. This exciting news comes...
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Expanding K9 capacity continent-wide

Over the past three months, the Southern African Wildlife College’s K9 Unit has connected with a number of new contacts, largely through the team’s presence at a conference on working dogs in KwaZulu Natal as well as at the International Working Dog Conference in Johannesburg. What has followed is a series of invitations to assist...
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