Wildlife Conservation in Mopani Region

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Wildlife Conservation

South African National Parks (SANParks) is the body responsible for managing South Africa's national parks. SANParks was formed in 1926, and currently manages 20 parks consisting of 3,700,000 hectares (37,000 km2), about 3% of the total area of South Africa.

The best known park is Kruger National Park, which is also the oldest(proclaimed in 1898), and the largest, at nearly 2,000,000 hectares (20,000 km2).

Service providers: Wildlife Conservation

  • Askari Wilderness Conservation ProgrammeMopani Region - Ba-Phalaborwa
    Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme

    Askari is a volunteer programme fostering the conservation of wilderness. Volunteers are needed to assist with reserve management projects and wildlife monitoring.

    Volunteers make a genuine and valuable contribution to conservation and the creation of a benchmark wilderness reserve.

    More info's

    Pidwa wilderness Reserve, Harmony 14, Gravelotte, 0895
    Tel.: +27 15 318 4430, Fax: +27 15 318 4430
    E-mail: conservation@askariwcp.com, Website: www.askariwcp.com
  • Simbavati River LodgeMopani Region - Ba-Phalaborwa
    Photographic Safari - South Africa

    Unmatched in the wildlife photographic industry is our specialized photographic game drive vehicle – based in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve bordering the Northern region of the Kruger National Park. With no fences between the two reserves the animals move freely within more than 20 000 square kilometers of wilderness area.

    More info's

    Simbavati River Lodge PO Box 456 Hoedspruit, 1380
    Tel.: +27 (0) 21 945 3751, Fax: +27 (0) 21 945 1719
    E-mail: info@simbavati.com, Website: www.simbavati.com
  • Simbavati River LodgeMopani Region - Ba-Phalaborwa
    Photographic Safari - South Africa

    Unmatched in the wildlife photographic industry is our specialized photographic game drive vehicle – based in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve bordering the Northern region of the Kruger National Park. With no fences between the two reserves the animals move freely within more than 20 000 square kilometers of wilderness area.

    More info's

    Simbavati River Lodge PO Box 456 Hoedspruit, 1380
    Tel.: +27 (0) 21 945 3751, Fax: +27 (0) 21 945 1719
    E-mail: info@simbavati.com, Website: www.simbavati.com
  • Southern African Wildlife CollegeMopani Region -

    In close cooperation with interested and affected parties, including national and provincial government departments, other conservation agencies and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Southern African Wildlife College was conceptualized in 1993 and established in 1997 by the World Wide Fund For Nature, South Africa (WWF South Africa).

    More info's

    Private Bag X3015, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
    Tel.: +27 (0) 15 793 7314 , Website: www.wildlifecollege.org.za/
  • Southern African Wildlife CollegeMopani Region -

    In close cooperation with interested and affected parties, including national and provincial government departments, other conservation agencies and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Southern African Wildlife College was conceptualized in 1993 and established in 1997 by the World Wide Fund For Nature, South Africa (WWF South Africa).

    More info's

    Private Bag X3015, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
    Tel.: +27 (0) 15 793 7314 , Website: www.wildlifecollege.org.za/
  • Vervet Monkey FoundationMopani Region - Tzaneen, Letaba
    Vervet Monkey Foundation

    The Vervet Monkey Foundation is non-profit organisation (NPO) and one of the biggest primate rehabilitation centres in South Africa caring for a large number of indigenous Vervet Monkeys, helping injured and orphaned primates to be re-introduced  into natural areas.

    The Vervet Monkey Foundation runs a unique volunteer program for people interested in caring for primates or who are planning on working with primates or animals as a career to get a hands on experience in all aspects of running a wildlife sanctuary, it is also an ideal place for zoology or anthropology students to research natural primate behaviour .

    The Vervet Monkey Foundation became a member of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) in 2006 and in May 2010 became GFAS Verified (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries). This verification status means that the Vervet Monkey Foundation meets the comprehensive definition of a true sanctuary, meets standards of excellence and provides humane and responsible care of the animals in accordance with GFAS guidelines.

    Whether in a gap year, looking for work experience or wanting to study primates in Africa the Vervet Monkey Foundation can use your time and skills giving you  the once in a lifetime opportunity of working close to these amazing indigenous primates.

    More info's

    PO Box 415 , Tzaneen , 0850
    Tel.: +27 15 304 3484 , Mobile: 083 454 5381, Fax: 86 511 3426
    E-mail: info@vervet.za.org, Website: www.vervet.za.org