Tag Archives: Animal Conservation

HESC and the Lumukisa ablution facility project

Share this article…The Lumukisa Prepatory School is a primary school situated in Tintswalo Village, Mpumalanga. The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) got involved with the school and introduced the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) initiative late in 2017. During the introduction and interaction, the plight for ablution facilities was quickly identified. HESC together with the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) partnered with Nedbank to launch a toilet refurbishment project at Lumukisa Prepatory…
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HESC Thank You – December 2017

Share this article…The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has contributed and assisted us in the month of December: HURLYVALE PRIMARY SCHOOL Our friends at Hurlyvale Primary School have done it again! Members of the Hurlyvale community raised and donated a whopping R8000.00 to the Rescued Rhinos @ HESC. We are thrilled at their generosity and very grateful to all…
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Update on HESC baby elephant: Mopane

Share this article…The baby elephant Mopane, arrived at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) on 8 December, 2017 – extremely dehydrated, an infected navel and a suspected sprained ankle.  HESC has been ensuring round the clock care and Mopane has come a long way. Mopane weighed in at 78kg upon his arrival and has since then picked up 6 kg. He now weighs a healthier 84kgs. His navel infection has…
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Horns at HESC

Share this article…The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is, to many, a paragon of what conservation encompasses. It focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animal species and Cheetah Conservation is one of its core disciplines. It is however not their only discipline. Earlier this month a new initiative was initiated, namely: Trumpets and Horns – which draws focus, once again, to the impact human greed has on…
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Back to the wild – the Caracal release

Share this article…Due to the Caracal’s geographical distribution that ranges over a wide range of environments, the animal experiences different threats and thus has a variety of population trends. The species is considered as “Least Concerned” (LC) in the Arabian Peninsula (Mallon and Budd 2011) but contrary, it has already vanished in Kuwait (Cowan 2013) and is on the verge of extinction in North Africa (Cuzin 2003, F. Belbachir, pers….
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