Albeit that this edition of the Bateleur is a little delayed, we are very excited to be bringing you news from the third quarter. A quarter which was characterised by the number of groups hosted on site as well as the College extending its work into other areas across the globe. This included an exciting trip to Saudia Arabia by our CEO, Theresa Sowry and Head of our Protected Area Integrity department, Altin Gysman. Peter Hamming from our Applied Learning and Research department also expanded the College’s networks by attending the the 43rd ESRI User Conference held in San Diego, California.
During this period, we also hosted two international workshops, the first being the TREPA Indaba between 6 – 9 September and the second, a K9 workshop convened by Save the Rhino International from 18 – 21 September. In addition, we together with the Game Rangers Association of Africa hosted the Wildlife Ranger Challenge in support of rangers across Africa. This year, seven official teams participated in the gruelling 21 km event at the Wildlife College, with four unofficial teams competing in support. Another highlight was the African Conservation Awards, which also took place at the College on the same weekend, which enabled the ranger teams to participate in the prestigious award ceremony.
Our NQF Level 5 Natural Resource Management students returned home after completing their training to conduct their Work Integrated Learning Assignments. This year our students hail from 5 different countries and will return to the College just prior to their graduation at the end of November, when we will celebrate their achievements.
Please do read more about all the above and other interesting news from all our departments in this edition of the Bateleur.
Until next time,