OUR PARTNERS

WWF South Africa

Corporate Members

Birdlife South Africa

Conservation League member.

Benchmark Game Breeders

Founder members. Commercial arm of the Gravelotte Sable Study Group.

EcoTraining

Tenants at Selati Game Reserve. A leading training organisation running programmes for rangers and safari guides.

Gravelotte Sable Study Group

Founder members. Set up especially to share learning and understanding in order to develop best practice know how in the care and breeding of sable antelope.

Greater Kruger Environmental Protection Foundation (GKEPF)

Member of this partnership between government and the private sector which coordinates cooperative efforts in the fight against rhino poaching.

Kruger2Canyon Biosphere

We receive sponsorship to provide training and skills development for 4 individuals under 22 years old under a youth employment and development programme.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and WWF South Africa

We are custodians of a founder population of black rhino under the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project governed by agreement with the KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Board.

University of Bern – Institute of Geological Sciences

Study of the Geology of the Selati Game Reserve undertaken in 2002 by Professor J D Kramers and several MSc students: The work resulted in the publication of a booklet “The Geology of the Selati Game Reserve” and three masters theses by Christiaan Minnig, Kruno Matzinger and Manuel Eggimann.

Disney’s™ Animal Kingdom

Selati Game Reserve has been the beneficiary of The Elephant Population Management Program. In 2011 we had 14 of the senior sexually active bull elephant vasectomised by a team of veterinarians operating under the leadership of a Dr Mark Stetter, Director of Animal Health at Disney’s™ Animal Kingdom working in collaboration with Colorado State University, the Zoological Society of San Diego, University of Pretoria – Onderstepoort, the Karl Storz Company and Catchco Africa.

Endangered Wildlife Trust

In conjunction with SanParks, we are involved in assisting with the management of the cheetah meta-population. We have recently received animals into the Selati Game Reserve from these organisations.

Through the Hawk Conservancy Trust (UK) and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (USA) we are providing access to a site on the Selati Game Reserve for the study of hooded vultures under the SanParks – Savanna Vulture Project

Rhodes University – Department of Zoology and Entomology

Study of the intraguild competition between large carnivores in a closed system. Research being undertaken by Jessica Comley for her PhD.

Wildlands Conservation Trust

We receive sponsorship to employ individuals to work on the restoration of veld condition due to erosion and alien plant species invasion.

University of Tsukuba, Japan – Faculty of Life and Environment Sciences

Study of the “Deformation-Pressure-Temperature-Time evolution of Kyanite bearing La France schists”. Research been undertaken by Mr Tatsuya Koizumi, a PhD student at the University of Tsukuba, under the supervision of Prof Toshiba Tsunogue. The team from Japan is being assisted by Prof Dirk van Reenen from the Department of Geology at the University of Johannesburg.