Southern African Wildlife College

Southern African Wildlife College 2009 graduation ceremony

On 5 November 2009, 27 rangers and conservation staff from five African countries graduated from the Southern African Wildlife College.

The College was established in 1997 thanks to the support of WWF South Africa and Peace Parks Foundation who shared the vision of building the capacity of staff in wildlife areas. Every year students from across the African continent are trained in the essential skills of managing parks and conservation areas.

The College’s training programmes have a real effect on conservation as graduate students continue to take up more senior positions in many of Southern Africa’s most prominent wildlife areas.

“What seems a relatively small group of people at a graduation ceremony results in these areas being managed more effectively and ultimately ensuring their sustainability”, said Lameck Mumba, a graduate from Zambia. On the photo, Lameck is standing with his sponsor, Charly Gr


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