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17 December 2013Africa's biodiversity is in good hands

This year the Southern African Wildlife College was privileged to welcome Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta from the Simalaha Community Conservancy in Zambia to the graduation of its protected area management

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6 December 2013Nelson Mandela, founding patron of Peace Parks Foundation

Peace Parks Foundation deeply regrets the passing of its founding patron, Dr Nelson Mandela. The thoughts and prayers of Peace Parks Foundation staff are with Madiba's family.

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28 November 201394 graduates look forward to a career in the tourism industry

On 22 November 2013, 89 women and five men from southern Africa's rural communities graduated in hospitality service operations at the SA College for Tourism. The five men were trained at the request

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20 November 2013Community rangers graduate

Thirty previously unemployed youth proudly bid farewell to the Southern African Wildlife College after completing a 12-month training for a National Certificate in Resource Guardianship. The training

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14 November 2013/Ai/Ais-Richtersveld park manager excels

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park features magnificent barren landscapes, the world’s second largest canyon, the Fish River Canyon, and the richest succulent flora on earth. Looking after

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8 November 2013Launch of the Joaquim Chissano Wildlife Preservation Initiative in Mozambique

On 4 November 2013, the Joaquim Chissano Foundation launched the "Joaquim Chissano Wildlife Preservation Initiative in Mozambique” at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo.The

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1 November 2013Establishment of a special anti-poaching unit in Limpopo National Park

As one of the strategies to counter the increase in rhino poaching, Limpopo National Park, the Mozambican component of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP), has started training a special anti-poa

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28 October 2013Two Tracker Academy graduates track jaguars in Brazil

On 28 June 2013, two 2012 SA College for Tourism Tracker Academy graduates, Andrea Mathebula and Richard Mthabine, left South Africa for the Caiman Ecological Refuge in the Pantanal region of Brazil,

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17 October 2013High-Angle Mountain Rescue Training

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a desolate landscape with spectacular canyons and mountain passes. But for all their magnificence, these canyons with their sheer rock faces pose real da

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8 October 2013First wildlife translocation to Simalaha Community Conservancy

Sunday, 6 October 2013 saw the first ever wildlife translocation to the Simalaha Community Conservancy. Simalaha is one of Zambia’s first conservancies and will be an important area in KAZA TFCA to

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