As the threats to the protection of our natural resources continue to escalate, and the sum total of factors that influence the sustainability of conservation areas become increasingly more complex, it is crucial to develop and grow a skilled workforce that can take on modern conservation challenges.
The Southern African Wildlife College (est. 1997) is a registered Private Further Education and Training (FET) College and Private Higher Education and Training (HET) institution that specialises in conservation education, training, and skills development. The College equips people with the qualifications, practical experience, and thought leadership to manage complex ecosystems, conserve wildlife, and empower local communities.
The college is proudly supported by Peace Parks Foundation and WWF South Africa, who share the vision of building the capacity of staff in wildlife areas.
The programmes presented at the college cover the full spectrum of skills needed to sustain and rehabilitate wildlife areas. Through testing and ensuring best practice for conservation organisations, the college remains abreast of current conservation challenges. Its courses not only develop and open up career opportunities for conservation personnel, but also help to transform the biodiversity economy of the region and open up southern Africa’s existing protected area network and TFCAs.