Combined Buffalo And Elephant Courses Of The Southern African Wildlife College

Southern African Wildlife College, Sustainable Use & Field Guiding Unit

On request from our training partner, The SA Hunters & Game Conservation Association, the SAWC buffalo and elephant course has been combined. The six participants arrive on a Thursday afternoon to get settled in the tented camp on the SAWC’s shooting range and unpack before the a game drive to acquaints them with the SAWC’s 4,000 ha core training area where the ‘out in the veld’ aspect of the course takes place.READ MORE

Accurate Buffalo Trophy Assessment

Southern African Wildlife College, Sustainable Use & Field Guiding Unit

Being able to accurately assess the greatest outside spread of a mature bull buffalo’s horns is an essential skill all aspirant Professional Hunters need to acquire. There is a good reason for this. Along with a 100 pound per side elephant, and a 60 inch kudu, a 40 inch or larger, ‘greatest outside spread’ buffalo has long been the Holy Grail of ‘record book-besotted’ trophy hunters – so being able to recognize what a ’40 inch buffalo’ looks like is imperative.READ MORE

Documentary ‘TROPHY’ Premiered At The 2017 Sundance Film Festival


Is big-game hunting a mere excuse to kill—a murderous sport for rich people to gun down animals and display the stuffed carcasses on their walls as emblems of pride and power? Or is it, contrary to what you might think, the key to saving endangered species? This is the controversial crux of Narco Cultura director Shaul Schwarz’s sprawling, complex and beautifully lensed documentary about the tensions that exist between wild-life conservation and the global hunting industry.  READ MORE

Global Warming: Methane and Carbon Dioxide

Adapted from articles in The Washington Post and The New York Times

The Washington Post reported in December 2016 on an analysis in Environmental Research Letters. For three years straight, the world’s energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, the most important greenhouse gas, have been flat. The gas has continued to accumulate in the atmosphere, but emissions haven’t gone up, even as economies have continued to grow. However, atmospheric concentrations of methane are spiking. READ MORE