MISSION & HISTORY.
Our mission is to enthuse students, guests and researchers to be passionate and responsible about conservation by showing them the beauty of the wildlife at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve, in the hope that they will leave with a deeper understanding of how all species, no matter how big or small, are essential to sustaining a healthy ecosystem. We strive to manage a healthy ecosystem where all species of fauna and flora are studied, researched and protected. Future generations will have the task of managing and repairing the damage done to the environment by previous generations and this can only be accomplished through education and awareness.
Mankwe is a small family run, 4700 hectare nature reserve situated in the malaria free North West Province of South Africa, approximately 5km’s east of the Pilansberg National Park. Our main objective is education and research as we currently accommodate ten Universities and facilitate their ecology field courses as well as run seven Earthwatch research teams annually. We work closely with the community to create conservation awareness by establishing Wildlife Clubs in local schools and hosting conservation days on the reserve.
Indy will be deployed to the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa as a specialised bush meat detection dog. She will be utilised as a boundary / entry point search dog, checking vehicles and baggage for any illegally poached bush meat. Look out for more updates as Indy's training progresses.