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The SAWC’s Vaccination Policy

The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) Vaccination Policy (MVP) serves as the policy framework for all Covid-19 management and mitigation activities to reduce the risk of Covid-19 to staff, visitors, residents, students and contractors, both on and offsite.The implementation of the policy is to protect the lives of our employees, their families, our students and...
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Resilient Communities

COVID-19 fallout is undermining nature conservation efforts. Can more resilient communities mitigate these negative effects?The pandemic has significantly impacted nature conservation around the globe, including job losses among protected area rangers, reduced antipoaching patrols and environmental protection rollbacks, according to a collection of new research papers published by the IUCN in a special issue of...
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Annual Review 2020

Dear friends and supporters of the Southern African Wildlife College,It is with great pride that I share this, our 2020 Annual Review with you. While the year under review was by far the most challenging year in my tenure as CEO of the Southern African Wildlife College, I am humbled and honoured that in the...
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SANParks & the SAWC continue to strengthen ties

Given the legacy and evolution of the long-standing relationship between South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), the two entities recently entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to formalise their collaboration and cooperation moving forward.
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Refining remote work and retaining vital skills, expertise and organisational memory

Covid-19 taught the entire world so much: how to make the necessary adjustments, how to keep healthy and busy at home, how to home school children, and of course how to use media like Zoom, Teams, and Skype to ensure that business is able to continue. It taught us all a great deal about how...
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SAWC appoints new head of ranger training

A new leader steps up to manage the training of aspirant and seasoned field rangers The Southern African Wildlife College extends a very warm welcome to Mr. Altin Gysman, the new head of its Protected Area Integrity Department, which includes its African Field Ranger Training Services Unit, its K9 Unit and its Aerial Support unit....
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Annual Review 2019

Dear friends and supporters of the Southern African Wildlife College, As the natural world faces crisis after crisis, it’s never been more important to ensure that we as its custodians are working even harder to achieve a nature-positive world. In support of this, the Southern African Wildlife College’s mission is to equip men and women...
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Could changing how we train rangers impact counter-poaching by making rangers more resilient to the pressures they face?

A new ranger training curriculum being piloted in South Africa thinks it could… “Being in nature humbles and rewards us on a daily basis, but it also demands that we give a lot,” says ranger Billy Moumakoe. He’s on a short break, somewhere along the fenceline of Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa’s North West...
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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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A word from HR: Navigating unchartered waters

The global COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed our experiences―as customers, employees, citizens, humans―and our attitudes and behaviours are changing as a result. As companies are pushed into uncertain waters, they need to rapidly operate in new ways, and systems resilience is being tested as never before. As businesses juggle a range of new systems priorities...
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