The Malilangwe Course in Chemical and Physical Restraint of African Wildlife
The Malilangwe Course in Chemical and Physical Restraint of African Wildlife is an intensive 10-day training program conducted in February of each year in Zimbabwe and is organized and coordinated by the Wildlife Capture Africa Trust (WCAT) in conjunction with the Malilangwe Trust and other partners.
The Course originated in Zimbabwe in the 1970’s when Government Veterinary Services was requested to assist in the training of National Parks personnel in the safe capture and translocation of wildlife. Since 2001 the course has been conducted in the Malilangwe Wildlife Estate bordering Gonarezhou National Park in the south-east lowveld of Zimbabwe – with a primary focus on building wildlife management capacity in support of conservation in Zimbabwe and across Africa.
Over decades, the course has helped to train hundreds of wildlife veterinarians, conservation professionals and researchers from all corners of the globe in the science and art of chemical and physical restraint of wild animals. Participants obtain a wealth of both theoretical and practical experience, with hands on training under the guidance of some of the most experienced wildlife veterinarians in Africa.
Attracting a very diverse array of participants from all across the globe, the course presents an unique networking and learning opportunity for participants and instructors alike.
Notwithstanding the fact that the course is accredited by the Zimbabwe Veterinary Association Wildlife Group (ZVA WG) and Medicine Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) for the purposes of training of Dangerous Drugs License (DDL) applicants in Zimbabwe, and notwithstanding the accreditation of the Course for the purposes of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of Veterinarians by the Council of Veterinary Surgeons of Zimbabwe (CVSZ) and the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) – attendance of the Course does NOT entitle or permit any person to acquire, possess or administer any scheduled substance in Zimbabwe or any other country.