The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is in the process of repositioning to change its core business focus.
HESC is well established worldwide as an important role player in the conservation and breeding of cheetahs and the maintenance and expansion of the already limited gene pool. HESC also plays an active role in the rehabilitation of injured endangered species.
From I July 2021 our core business will focus on conservation and rehabilitation activities, while the tourism component of our business (including tours of the facility and accommodation opportunities) has already been discontinued. The decision to reposition and to refocus has become necessary in the current pandemic-stricken economic climate to ensure the financial viability of the Centre and its conservation activities going forward.
HESC will continue to provide research opportunities and will uphold its commitment to the various community support and enhancement activities in its immediate vicinity. Our fundraising activities will be increased to assist with the financing of the Centre’s very important and vital activities. Lente Roode will remain the owner and managing director of HESC.
23 June 2021, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre