The perilous 1,000-mile journey to save Africa’s endangered black rhinos
28 Oct 2022
The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) was privileged to be included in HRH Prince Harry’s visit to South Africa as part of a Royal Tour, which included stops in Lesotho, Cape Town, Durban, the Kruger National Park and Johannesburg. Following his visit to the Kruger National Park, on 2 December 2015 he met with students at the College’s Field Ranger training base and then went on to meet with the graduands of the Wildlife Area Management training programme.
During his visit, Prince Harry spoke of his love of Africa and concern for its wildlife. In addressing the granduands, Prince Harry called the battle against poaching a test for all humanity, which we cannot afford to fail.
“There is no pretending that this will be easy,” he added. “But when we win this battle, the victory will belong to those of you on the frontline.”
During his speech, Prince Harry also announced United for Wildlife’s support to the College, “I am delighted to announce today that my brother’s United for Wildlife partnership will work with, and fund, the Southern African Wildlife College so that its graduates are equipped with the best techniques and technologies available to protect some of the world’s most endangered species.”
The collaboration will provide significant funding to help train wildlife area managers and field rangers protecting Southern Africa’s endangered species, whilst also providing support to the Community based Natural Resource Management unit.