Anti-Poaching – a dead bird and snares found
Poaching is the illegal taking of wild plants or animals, in contravention of local and international wildlife management laws, as well as against conservation. It is therefore the violation of the laws and regulations, and is normally a punishable offence.
After two hand-reared rhinos were poached at the …Read more
Christa Lambert, Melissa Rogans, Rhea Mohammed, Leigh Kumpe, John North, Hannah Bancroft, Shah Kanwal, Angela Jones & Lauren Scarfe
HESC offers people the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme. During the varsity holidays (June to August) this is limited to students (between 18 and 35 …Read more
A magical sunset at the HESC
The past month – including the week gone by – has been very exciting for all of us at the HESC. And we’re not even bemoaning the cold and overcast conditions we’ve experienced over the last few days, as they have provided for beautiful sunsets.
During the week, two male cheetahs from the reserve …Read more
Meg and her cubs
Winter has finally hit the Lowveld, with cool, breezy mornings and cold evenings here at the HESC. But, the cold hasn’t slowed down the pace at all, and there is plenty of news to share.
The drop in temperature did not discourage any of the staff or …Read more
HESC Field Guide, Richard Marshall
20-year old Richard Marshall decided to go into the industry while attending Southern Cross School. It was there that he developed a passion for the bush and wildlife. After having done a year-long course through Eco-training, Richard volunteered at a Centre outside Pretoria. There he saw the other side of breeding centres, and the purpose they serve …Read more
A Student lends a hand with a baby rhinoceros at the HESC
The HESC offers people between the ages of 18 and 35 the opportunity to experience first hand the work of the Centre, during an intensive, 21-day programme.
The focus of the programme is on the cheetah, and during the course participants …Read more
Joelene Ferreira – Admin Manager
Previously a Farm Manager for a game capture company, Joelene has been Admin Manager at HESC since April this year. She has a BA – Tourism Management, as well as a FGASA qualification in Wildlife Management/Galileo/Airfares and ticketing.
Joelene loves nature and its animals, merely because she feels free – of worry, …Read more