Strengthening community capacity to reduce the rate of illegal wildlife trade in South Africa

In August 2020, the Southern African Wildlife College entered into an agreement with Peace Parks Foundation to partner in implementing the Global Environment Facility 6th Replenishment (GEF6) called ‘’Strengthening Institutions, Information Management and Monitoring to Reduce the Rate of Illegal Wildlife Trade in South Africa’’.  The project focal areas include the broader Makuya area, Sabie...
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On the road with RISE  

The previous quarter presented many changes to the small but dynamic Rural Initiatives for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) Unit. At the end of February, we bid farewell to three colleagues; Linda Hlengwa, Martha Themba and Vutomi Mnisi.   The former two colleagues left as the Unit’s GT5213 Project drew to a close. The project funded...
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Mayibuye Project – An Overview 2018

Having established a formal relationship with the Mayibuye Game Reserve (Mayibuye Community Trust specifically) in October 2017, the RISE Unit, which falls under the Community, Youth and Development department, has used a ‘learning-by-doing’ approach at the Mayibuye project site, testing methods relating to stakeholder engagement, governance and leadership in line with project objectives. This was...
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