The Centre for Wildlife Management is located at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where it is housed within the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences. Situated in Pretoria it is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the vast biological resources of the bushveld, including the ever growing game ranching industry. Members of the Centre are committed to developing a greater understanding of wildlife and its management and conservation through the training of scientists and the pursuit of primary research in aspects of wildlife biology.
The Centre has been training graduates in Wildlife Management since 1965. To date more than 565 postgraduate degrees have been awarded in Wildlife Management, at the BSc (Hons), MPhil, MSc and PhD levels.
A Centre for interdisciplinary work
The Centre is strongly interdisciplinary with lectures presented by a number of departments such as Plant Sciences, Soil Science and Animal and Wildlife Science. We have courses in divergent subjects such as ecotourism, soil science, mammalogy and wildlife management techniques. Our research is strongly interdisciplinary and collaborative too with work been done with on subjects as diverse as veldt management, sustainable harvesting and functional diversity.
Our mission is to do effective postgraduate training and research, so as to provide competent manpower for the conservation, sustainable utilization and management of wildlife, especially that of southern Africa.
Record number of post-graduate degrees for UP’s Class of 2013 - 16/04/2014
The Autumn 2014 graduation figures for the University of Pretoria (UP) confirm that the institution which last year was ranked among the Top 500 universities globally by the prestigious QS World Ranking of Universities, is on track to deliver on its vision of being a leading research-intensive university. A record 4214 post-graduate degrees are being awarded across its nine faculties and business school.
Prof Tiaan de Jager gives an African perspective on environmental issues in Geneva - 15/04/2014
Prof Tiaan de Jager, Deputy Dean: Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control, is an expert on the effect of the presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment in Africa. It was on account of this expertise that he was invited by the German Federal Government Environment Protection Agency and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to address them on the effect of pharmaceuticals on the environment in Africa.
Study asks for ban on 4x4s in protected areas - 15/04/2014
Soil damage caused by 4x4 vehicles is underestimated, long term – between 5 and 1000 years - and mostly irreversible. Due to their negative environmental impact, vehicles should not be allowed to do off-road driving in protected areas. Strict legal measures should be applied to regulate 4x4 use in such areas, while very sensitive areas such as wetland areas should be classified as absolute no-go areas.