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Closing The Year Out With RISE

Coaching Conservation Coaching Conservation and the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) have established a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership aimed at expanding Children’s Education for Sustainable Development throughout Southern Africa. In 2023, Coaching Conservation achieved significant milestones. The Bush Rapid Awareness Programme, employing the Learning from Wildlife model, engaged 114 children from local communities. This immersive experience focused...
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When teams learn together, teams grow together

By Elna de Beer (Technical Associate) Returning to Mozambique and working with the Community Engagement Teams (CET) of Banhine National Park (BNP) and Zinave National Park (ZNP) for the second time this year from 14 to 25 November 2022, brought encouraging rewards. This process started in August 2022, followed by a follow up session in September...
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GEF 6 – Capacity Building  

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) 6 Project has an overall goal – to strengthen institutions and targeted communities to improve decision-making and reduce the rate of illegal wildlife trade in South Africa. The third component of the project aims at strengthening community capacity to reduce the rate of illegal wildlife trade. This goal is attainable...
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Oceans Without Borders and Southern African Wildlife College

During the 2022 Tusk Conservation Symposium in Kenya, a Collaboration Grant of USD 2000 was awarded to the Africa Foundation – Oceans Without Borders (OWB) Programme and the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC). This enabled participation in a knowledge exchange linked to OWB’s Community Conservation (C&C) monitor programme on Benguerra Island. Dr Tessa Hempson and...
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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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RISE in Review 2020

In the midst of the lockdowns and the pandemic, it seemed that the whole world, including the tourism sector, the conservation industry, business  and certainly various communities not only experienced the collective insecurity and stress of not knowing what would happen to them and their livelihoods as the ever giving tap of tourism suddenly, and...
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