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.
You are all cordially invited to the PhD oral defense of Mr Lourens Swanepoel to be held in the Centre for Wildlife Management at 12h00 on the 8th of April 2013
PhD title is: Viability of leopards Panthera pardus (Linnaeus, 1758) in South Africa.
Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
Official launch of the National Biodiversity and Business Network - 21/05/2013
The National Biodiversity and Business Network of South Africa was officially launched at the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS) in Sandton on 15 May 2013.
The University of Pretoria was represented by Dr Claudious Chikozho and Ms Anesu Makina, both from Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), as well as Prof Don Cowan from FABI.
Open Day was a success! - 21/05/2013
I am pleased to inform you that I received many messages conveying positive feedback on the UP Open Day 2013. I was especially pleased about comments that the UP team of staff, students and volunteers was especially helpful and friendly.
My heartfelt appreciation to all who contributed to a positive experience for parents, prospective students, families, school principals and teachers. I encourage you to keep up the good work. Open Day is an important event for the University for attracting good students, and for broadly enhancing the reputation and status of the University.
World Kangaroo Mother Care Day celebrated by final year students - 21/05/2013
Staff and students from the Department of Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria are involved in one of the most important evidence-based interventions for preterm and low birth weight babies in the world.
The final year students are participating in Kalafong Hospital as audiologists and speech-language therapists in this very effective neonatal method to care for preterm and low birth weight babies.
TuksGolf Training Centre officially opened at the University of Pretoria - 17/05/2013
The University of Pretoria prides itself on its publicly recognised achievements pertaining to its various sporting fraternities. These achievements can be attributed to the University’s sporting facilities, which are of the highest quality among South African universities. To add to its quality achievements, the University of Pretoria, through TuksSport and the High Performance Centre (hpc), has now officially opened a golf training centre.
South African law professor to report to the United Nations on Lethal Robots - 16/05/2013
South African human rights law professor, Christof Heyns, will submit a widely anticipated report on Lethal Autonomous Robots (LARs) to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on 29 May 2013.
Prof Heyns, from the University of Pretoria (UP), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions in 2010. During last year, he conducted worldwide research on the question whether states should be allowed to use LARs - weapons that, once deployed, can use lethal force without further human intervention - during war, or peace.