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Training in rhino monitoring techniques

SADC Manual for Rhino Conservation

Workshop about the biological management of the black rhinoceros

Manual for assessing the carrying capacity of black rhinos

Training in scene of crime investigation

Sustainability assessment of capacity building

Review of law-enforcement of rhino crimes

Technical Capacities

The Programme has delivered an extensive range of training activities for personnel of conservation agencies in SADC countries.  Among the many specialist training opportunities and resources offered, two sets of courses were  provided extensively across the region:

·         a training course for scouts and field personnel, dealing with rhino monitoring techniques -  this course was aimed at strengthening capacities of field personnel to monitor and collect accurate field data on rhino populations in conservation areas; and

·         a training course on scene of crime investigations, aimed at personnel involved with the investigation of poaching cases.

Additional courses and on-the-job training were provided in relation to the large number of tools and methods developed or co-sponsored by the Programme.

The Programme also involved personnel in co-ordination and management positions from conservation agencies in a series of meetings and workshops at a regional level, on issues of strategic planning and reviews for rhino conservation.

Some of these activities have been held through co-funding arrangements with other agencies.

A list of the main technical training events follows.

Training Event

Location

Dates

Number of Trainees

Agencies/Parks

RHINO MONITORING COURSE

 

Etosha NP, Namibia

 

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2004

 

9

Otjovasandu Wildlife Protection Services

Directorate Scientific Services

Halali

Okaukuejo

RHINO MONITORING COURSE

 

Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

3 - 7 NOVEMBER 2003

 

13

Chipinge Safari Area

Matusadona N.P

Sinamatella

RHINO MONITORING COURSE

 

Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

 

27 - 31 OCTOBER 2003

 

12

Barberton Ranch

Matobo N.P

Matusadona N.P

Sinamatella

Thetford Estate

RHINO MONITORING COURSE

 

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

 

30 MARCH - 4 APRIL 2003

 

19

North West Parks & Tourism Board, South Africa

Department Of Wildlife, Malawi

Ezemvelo-Kzn-Wildlife, South Africa

Marakele, South Africa

Ministry Of Environment And Tourism, Namibia

North West Parks & Tourism Board, South Africa

Sanparks, South Africa

Tswalu, South Africa

Wildlife And National Parks, Botswana

Wildlife Division, Tanzania

Zambia Wildlife Authority, Zambia

RHINO MONITORING COURSE

 

Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

22 - 25 OCTOBER 2002

 

13

DNPWM

RHINO MONITORING COURSE

 

Ithala Game Reserve, South Africa

 

MARCH 2001

 

15

DNPW, Malawi

DNPWM, Zimbabwe

DWNP, Botswana

Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana

Kwazulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, South Africa

North West Parks & Tourism Board, South Africa

Zambia Wildlife Authority, Zambia

RHINO MONITORING TECHNIQUES IV

 

Zimbabwe

 

2005

44

Senuko

Chipinge Safari Area

Chishakwe

Gunudwi

Hammond

Humani

Kyle Recreation Park

Makore

Mapare

Msaize

Oscro

Ruware

Sango

Save Valley Conservancy South

SCENE OF CRIME COURSE

Bloemhof Dam, South Africa

15 - 21 MAY 2005

13

Mpumalanga Parks Board
Pilanesberg National Park
Boskop Dam Nature Reserve
Borakalalo National Park
Madikwe Game Reserve
Malopo Nature Reserve
Molemane Eye Nature Reserve
Kgaswane Mountain Reserve
Botsalano Game Reserve
Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve
Mpumalanga Parks Board, Pilanesberg National Park

SCENE OF CRIME COURSE

Lake Manyara, Tanzania

8 - 14 MAY 2005

 

 

 

20

Selous (Kidai) Rhino Project
Anti Poaching Unit Arusha
Arusha Police
Ikorongo/Grumeti Game Reserve
Lake Manyara National Park
Mkomazi Game Reserve
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ruaha National Part
Selous (Lukuliro) Rhino Project
Serengeti National Park
Tarangire National Park
Wildlife Division

SCENE OF CRIME INVESTIGATION COURSE

 

North Luangwa National Park, Zambia

 

22 - 25 OCTOBER 2002

 

16

Fulaza Camp Musalangu GMA, North Luangwa Park

Kanele Sector, Munyamadzi GMA

Livingstone Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Luelo Sector North Luangwa Nat. Park

Mano Camp, North Luangwa

Mpika Police Station

ZAWA HQ, Mpika

SCENE OF CRIME INVESTIGATION COURSE

Maun, Botswana

 

15 - 20 MARCH 2004

 

27

DNPWM, Police

SCENE OF CRIME INVESTIGATION COURSE

Mlilwane, Swaziland

 

8 - 12 DECEMBER 2003

 

12

Big Game Parks

SCENE OF CRIME INVESTIGATION COURSE

 

Hwange, Zimbabwe

 

4 - 8 AUGUST 2003

 

19

Beitbridge Investigations

Chirisa Safari Area

Darwendale

Hwange Investigations

Kyle National Park

Mana Pools

Marongora

Mutare Investigations

PWMA - Chipangayi

PWMA - Katombora

PWMA - Mabalauta

PWMA - Matusadona

PWMA - Sengwa Research

PWMA - Sinamatella

PWMA - West Nicholson

PWMA - Whitewaters

PWMA - Chimanimani National Park

Umfurudzi Safari Area

SCENE OF CRIME INVESTIGATION COURSE

Namibia

 

12 - 16 MAY 2003

 

20

Ministry Of Environment And Tourism

Protected Resource Unit

WILDLIFE INVESTIGATOR COURSE

 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

 

5 - 8 APRIL 2005

 

19

Free State Dept Of Tourism, Environmental & Economic Affairs, South Africa

Big Game Parks, Swaziland

Ezemvelo-Kzn-Wildlife, South Africa

Interpol Sub Regional Bureau, Zimbabwe

Limpopo Regulatory Enforcement, South Africa

Ministry Of Environment And Tourism, Namibia

Mpumalanga Parks Board, South Africa

National Parks, Tanzania

North West Parks & Tourism Board, South Africa

Sanparks, South Africa

Special Investigations – Gauteng, South Africa

Special Investigations Unit, SA Police Services, South Africa

Wildlife And National Parks, Botswana

Wildlife Division, Tanzania

WWF, Zimbabwe

Zambia Wildlife Authority, Zambia