Category Archives: Education

WCE Coordinators visit Lumukisa School for Rhino Art

Share this article… On Monday 15th May, our Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) Coordinators, Ruan and Herman visited Lumukisa Preparatory School. Ruan and Herman were at the school to collect the Grade 1s Rhino Art sheets and present the Rhino Art Initiative to the Grade 2s. The team started by teaching the learners about the rhino and the poaching plight. Many of the learners said they had seen a rhino in…
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HESCies from Lumukisa Preparatory School visit the centre

Share this article… On Friday 12 May, we welcomed 10 very excited HESCies from Lumukisa Preparatory School to the centre. From the moment they arrived, we could see the eagerness and curiosity written all over their faces. These young boys and girls were ready to learn all about environmental and wildlife conservation. Shortly after arrival the learners were directed to the Lente Roode Education Centre, where they were each handed their…
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The survival and genetic diversity of the cheetah

Share this article… The Cheetah is classified as vulnerable in the IUCN red list . This is due to different factors, but most importantly the poor genetic diversity in the species. Many researchers believe this came about 10 000 years ago when extreme climatic changes drove many animal species to extinction. The cheetah species that survived this period (now known as Acinonyx jubatus) found itself in a genetic bottleneck with…
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HESC participates in the Kruger-to-Canyons (K2C) Hooded Vulture Project 

Share this article… The Hooded Vulture is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN red list. There has been evidence suggesting that the population is declining due to factors such as indiscriminate poisoning, trade for traditional medicine, hunting, persecution and electrocution, as well as habitat loss and degradation. Vultures play an important role in the eco-system. They clean up the environment by consuming animal carcasses, thereby reducing the spread of diseases….
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CITES-accredited HESC conducts cheetah DNA profiling

Share this article… HESC strives to support conservation within the context of a sustainable ecosystem by focusing on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animal species. Cheetah Conservation is one of our core disciplines. We mainly focus on the survival of endangered species through the maintenance of diverse bloodlines of our cheetahs, rehabilitation of rhinos, education of the local and international communities about the relevance of conservation and focused…
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