The Bateleur – Quarter 4 (2018)

From the Editor

“The Southern African Wildlife College is ending the year on a high note! Our students from the Natural Resource Management Higher and Advanced Certificate programmes have graduated!  It is an annual highlight and emphasises our core purpose as an accredited SADC institute for higher education and training , as we train beyond boundaries.

We wish all the graduates the very best as they return, transformed with skills, knowledge and renewed passion  to their countries and organisations. We look forward to staying in touch and watching you play a critical role in shaping the future of conservation.

In the weeks prior to graduation, the SAWC was honoured with a Kudu Award, attended a prestigious event in the UK hosted by The Royal Foundation to recognise the projects it supports through United for Wildlife, hosted a very successful Founders Day including an “Amazing Race”, and continued to host student groups, media and other stakeholders whilst also facilitating various staff development opportunities.

As always, we include updates from our various business units as they reflect on the quarter and year that has passed, going into 2019, we are bouyed by some exciting opportunities but are also cognisant of the fact that we have a number of candidates in need of support to complete Natural Resource Management Higher and Advanced Certificate programmes, our SADC Youth Access Conservation and Environmental Bridging Course, our Field Ranger training at various levels as well as our Field Guiding programmes.

Students enrolled in these courses are the conservation leaders and implementers of the future. Please drop me a note by emailing if you’d like to support deserving students wanting to complete these programmes in the coming year.

Should you wish to know more about our other training programmes and counter poaching projects aimed at protecting and conserving our wildlife, we will also happily send you more information.

To our current partners and donors; thank you from all of us at the Southern African Wildlife College for your support. What we’ve achieved during 2018 would not have been possible without your valued support. We wish you all a restful holiday period, and look forward to connecting with you again early in 2019 as we jointly work towards making a real difference.”