Leader of the Packs 15 March 2017Poacher Alert! American houndsman extraordinaire Joe Braman is bringing his crime-fighting, dog-training expertise to the Southern African Wildlife College.
Jobs Fund Project Makes History With Simultaneous Graduation of 119 Field Rangers 8 March 2017The Southern African Wildlife College’s recent Field Ranger graduation ceremony was remarkable for two reasons; it was the biggest in South African history with 119 National Certificates in Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship being awarded, with half the recipients being female. The ceremony marked the culmination of a 12-month intensive training programme which was part of a large-scale two-year project by the National Treasury’s Job Fund aimed at bringing about significant change whilst impacting the creation of alternative livelihoods, poverty reduction and socio economic development.
Adequate Leadership needed at the forefront of Conservation 6 December 2016Leadership and man doing more to ameliorate his relationship with nature was the theme for this year’s Higher Education and Training (HET) Wildlife Area Management Qualification graduation at the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC). The graduands hailing from seven countries were honoured for their hard work and commitment to become better managers of our natural resources. This year the countries represented by the 43 graduands included Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Southern African Wildlife College Trust Celebrates Key Milestones at Casa Labia 10 October 2016The Southern African Wildlife College Trust and its Founder Trustee, Countess Sylvia Labia, had the pleasure of welcoming supporters and donors to an event held on 4 October at the Casa Labia Cultural Centre in Muizenberg.
Wildlife College Help Bridge The Gap for Aspiring Conservationists 29 July 2016The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) recently bade farewell to the Conservation and Environmental Education bridging programme class of 2016. Their victory over this challenging six month course was marked by songs of celebration which filled the air as the 23 learners left the parade ground after their final drill.
Zero Poaching or Zero Wildlife? 31 May 2016
Following the World Ranger Congress in May 2015, the following information and links have been released to support the Zero Poaching framework, which is a global initiative Link: http://www.zeropoaching.org or http://bit.ly/248QI2N (Twitter)
Below is the joint press release issued with quotes from variety of organisations, including the Southern African Wildlife College, supporting the Zero Poaching framework .
Links for series of great stories related to zero poaching: - What is zero poaching? - Asia's Wildlife Heroes (inc Nepal video) - Asia's Poaching Crisis (10 lesser-known Asian species affected by the poaching crisis)
New Appointments to the SAWC Board of Directors 20 May 2016
May 2016: The Southern African Wildlife College NPC’s (1996/005726/08) Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Bartholomeu Filimao Soto, Director General of the National Administration of Conservation Areas (Administracao Nacional de Areas de Conservacao - ANAC) in Mozambique, as Chairperson of the College Board. Dr. Sotho has been a Director of the Board since the College’s inception in 1996 and brings a wealth of experience and historical knowledge to the table.
Call to combine efforts, Create Partnerships and pool Resources if Conservation in Africa is to Succeed 5 December 2014