Category Archives: Conservation

HESC gets involved with “Rhino Art” and “Elephant Art” School projects

Share this article…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,…
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Update on the Caracals Released 10th December 2017.

Share this article…On the 10th of December 2017, we released two caracal’s, one female and one male, onto the Kapama Game Reserve. Five months later, we have not been made aware of any incidents concerning the two caracals,  so we can assume that no news is good news, and they must be surviving well in their new surroundings. CLICK HERE TO READ for more details about their release in our original blog….
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HESC cheetahs released at Air Force Base are thriving

Share this article…Two male cheetahs released by HESC at the Air Force Base Makhado (formerly known as Air Force Base Louis Trichardt) in December 2017 have adapted well to their new surroundings. The base is situated in a remote wilderness area of close on 2 600 ha where animals roam free. The cheetahs were donated and released with the purpose of keeping the runways clear of small game to ensure…
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Earth day – 22 April

Share this article…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…
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The introduction of Shawu to the Jabulani elephant herd – by Adine Roode

Share this article…I’m sharing this story from two perspectives – mine and that of Tigere Matipedza. Adine Roode Shawu walked for over 18 km, leaving HESC just after sunrise. It was a brisk walk with stops in between to drink water, take mud baths and rest his feet. I was so proud of him and how amazingly well he coped on the walk. I could see that his daily walks…
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