Last Tuesday (21st) HESC received an injured leopard from the Leopard Conservation Project, after it had been caught in a snare in the Vaalwater District. Founder Fred Berrangé told us that another leopard had also been caught with a snare around its waist. Unfortunately the animal in question was released shortly after being found, and later …Read more
Our new students have decided to split themselves into two groups. We’re not exactly sure what the reason for this is, but hopefully they’ll tell us at some point. For now Group B just needs a name, so leave your suggestions in the comments section below. It looks like they’ve been really …Read more
The weather has been very moderate over the past week. We’re extremely grateful for this welcome respite from the cold, especially when we see the freezing temperatures the lower parts of the country have to contend with. Then again, winter is far from over so we may well be commenting too quickly.
We have just three words to describe our current state of being: cold, cold and…COLD! The early mornings and evenings find us moving in slooooooow motion, although it does eventually warm up enough that the middle part of the day generally ends up being quite bearable (we still have to wear our jackets …Read more
HESC offers people between the ages of 18 and 35 years the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme.
It is divided into three main sections: Participation, Conservation and Sight Seeing.
The …Read more
Things have been busier than usual up here, which is why we’ve been a little slow with bringing you updates. On the plus side, it does mean that this update is a long one. So get yourself a cuppa and enjoy. Very chilly mornings and evenings are causing even the hardiest among us to put on our jackets! We also had some rain this week, although nothing as heavy as what they experienced in Gauteng recently. HESC …Read more
Today is my final day here at HESC and I can’t believe it. The past three weeks have gone by so fast. Once again, my past week here has been full of excitement. They told me when I got here that anything could happen and it is so true. I have seen so many things outside of my regular activities. Also, this past week I got to wake up extra early to go on …Read more