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.
Tuks Camerata gets high recognition - 07/03/2014
Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution - 05/03/2014
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.
Research on the use of information and communication technologies - 27/02/2014
A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.