In March of this year, a group of Conservation Ambassadors, in collaboration with Wildlife ACT’s Community Conservation Programme and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s S’Fundimvelo programme, travelled to Ezemvelo’s Wagendrift Youth Centre for a workshop.
The Ambassador Clubs have been formed for youth from communities adjacent to parks, passionate about conservation and interested to learn more about it, to potentially pursue a career in the conservation sector. Wildlife ACT has been excited to help facilitate opportunities to make this possible, such as this Conservation Ambassador Workshop.
The group travelled from Northern KZN for the Wildlife ACT workshop, which was designed to showcase conservation initiatives in a different part of the province.
A highlight of the trip was a hike up Giant’s Castle to see this World Heritage Site and the historically significant caves. After an enjoyable walk up in cool weather, the group was welcomed by one of Ezemvelo’s experts who spoke about the caves and the San Rock Art in them. Some of these paintings date back 5000 years.
Plenty of knowledge was shared, sparking inspired questions from these keen young conservationists. Discussion points included the landscape, rocks, water, vegetation, and culture. A Bearded Vulture sighting proved to be a wonderful treat and talking point.
We hope you enjoy this gallery of images highlighting the experience of this Conservation Ambassador Workshop: