Update from the RRM Department – Dec ’23

REKINDLING OF AN OLD PARTNERSHIP 

The Responsible Resource Management (RRM) department was honoured to receive the Dallas Safari Club Foundation (DSCF) grant. We express our gratitude for the generosity of the DSCF and the chance to rekindle our partnership. Thank you for the support, and we eagerly anticipate the journey ahead as we persist in advocating for the sustainable use of natural resources. 

REAL LIFE LEARNING AFRICA 

Real Life Learning Africa, under the WWF-Khetha program supported by USAID, is embarking on a 10-month-long project. The RRM department, in collaboration with the Rural Initiatives for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) unit, will play a crucial role in developing and co-designing a transformative learning course for community practitioners in the Greater Kruger Landscape. This initiative involves partnerships with various institutions in the landscape. The SAWC’s contribution to the project will involve providing support for the Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) throughout the course, as well as offering the Responsible Resource Use Course. 

ECO RANGER TRAINING 

The recent quarter proved to be exceptionally busy for Mr. Pieter Nel, the Senior Trainer in the Responsible Resource Management (RRM) Department. He dedicated his time to conducting Eco Ranger training for herders in Limpopo National Park and at one of our longitudinal study sites, Rubbervale Rockies. Upon completing the training, these herders transition into Eco Rangers, taking on the responsibility for the well-being of the environment and the animals under their care. The course yields various positive outcomes, including social improvement and resilience building, conflict resolution, climate mitigation, foundational conservation and ecological literacy, as well as fostering accountability and responsible decision-making. Below are images captured during the training.

If you are interested in our Herding 4 Health training, contact us.

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