Category Archives: Community Involvement

Elephant Art Initiative – August 2018

During the month of August, the HESC celebrated World Elephant Day with the “Elephant Art – Let the children’s voices be heard” project.  This project aims to create awareness to the youth about the plight of elephants, and to create a positive connection to these endangered species through art. During the month of August we gathered just over 3,000 artworks from schools around Gauteng and the Greater Kruger Area.   We visited…
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Three years of birthday celebrations, with King Cheetahs, Zoe and Zian

Zoe and Zian are two King cheetahs that were born,  to HESC on 29 July 2015. Just five months after their birth, they had the good fortune of a visit to our centre by Gielie and Melanie Nienaber of GNLabour, who have had a great appreciation and passion for animals, for all of their lives. They are frequent visitors to the Kruger National Park, as they love to be as…
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HESC gets involved with “Rhino Art” and “Elephant Art” School projects

We are proud to be working closely with, Rhino Art – Let Our Children’s Voices Be Heard, and African Elephant Art, two on-going projects, which are both part of the Kingsley Holgate Foundation, in conjunction with Landrover The project mission is to gather the largest number of children’s ‘Art Voices’ ever recorded in support of Rhino and Elephant Protection, and to use these ‘Hearts and Minds’ messages from the children of Africa, as a…
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Earth day – 22 April

In the 1970’s a movement arose in the United States of America (USA) that saw the environmental complications pushed to the foreground of the country. Thousands of schools, communities, colleges, and universities organised peaceful protests against the deterioration of the environment, as 22 April marked their spring. People were allowed out into the sun and more significantly, light shone on their current issue: air pollution. Air pollution is ranked of…
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HESC & WCT – Community Enrichment

Although the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) is an entity that focusses on conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the wildlife in our country, they also focus on educating and training communities regarding the environment. The WCT came to existence after the opening of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) where the Roode family has been actively involved in conservation. Over two decades, HESC has come in contact with countless people, organisations…
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