Tag Archives: Student program

Back to the wild – the Caracal release

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. comm. 2014)….
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Back to the wild – Our wild dogs release

At the beginning of the year an injured wild dog was transported to HESC and was treated by Dr Rogers. He had been severely bitten in the dorsal area (haunch/hind legs) and needed veterinary care. Dr Rogers darted the animal and stitched him up before placing him in quarantine – this is where we keep all animals in need of high care treatment. The full story on the arrival can…
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Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE): Feedback by Susan Rodgers

Susan Rodgers recently participated in the WCE programme, and gives an account of her experience in this latest blog update. “I’ve just spent 3 weeks on the above programme and just wanted to feedback on what a fantastic experience it was. I was there from 24th May to 13th June. Tanita and Craig were both amazing student co-ordinators, both making sure we were well looked after and busy each day, whether…
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WCE visits Lumukisa Primary School

Last week student coordinator Tanita took Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) participants, Camila Olivares from the USA and Pauline Sabalette from France, to visit our adoptive school, Lumukisa Primary. This is her account of the day’s events. “The two WCE participants and I arrived at the school at about 10:00. I showed them around the school, after which we headed to the Grade R section (which is separate from the rest…
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WCE participant, Youp Jaski, faces his fear

Youp Jaski took part in our Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) programme a couple of weeks ago and came face to face with one of his lifetime fears. He tells us about his encounter: “Since I was a young boy, I have been absolutely terrified of snakes. I saw them as dangerous and aggressive creatures with no purpose to be on this planet. But this has changed! During my stay at HESC…
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