At Mweka, near Moshi in Northern Tanzania, the College of African Wildlife Management is providing courses of varying duration for young African men wishing to train as gamepark wardens and administrators.
GV Entrance to Park.
CU SIGN "College of African wildlife"
LV Students out of building (3 shots)
SV Instructor with students around morel of elephant skull. (6 shots)
LV INT student looking at mounted heads in college museum. (2 shots)
CU Insignia on car.
SV Students being instructed on car maintenance. (2 shots)
LV Truck over rough ground. (2 shots)
Initials OJP/BHH/CO/21.02 OJP/BHH/CO/21.13
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Background: At Mweka, near Moshi in Northern Tanzania, the College of African Wildlife Management is providing courses of varying duration for young African men wishing to train as gamepark wardens and administrators.
Apart from theoretical classes on many ecological and veterinary subjects the courses provide practical opportunities for the students. On safari they learn the skills of cropping herds by shooting, and how to recognise and care for rare species.
Because of the extremely remote locations of African game parks, students are taught vehicle maintenance.. a skill which can frequently be a lifesaver. Recently the College was given six "Unimog" utility vehicles by the West German Government.
The college was founded in 1963 on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Its purpose is to cater especially for the wardens and administrative trainees... as sistinct from wildlife biologists who require university training. Since it opening, 45 students from 12 African countries have graduated and are now eights working in the field of undergoing advance training. The sponsoring agency is the Scientific and Research Committee of the Organisation of African Unity.