Rudie de Wet

Botswana Game Ranchers Association

The status of wildlife ranching in Botswana, the growth potential and if, and how, wildlife ranching has advantages to local communities

Rudie is the chairman of the Botswana Wildlife Producers Association. He has grown up in Botswana and is still part of the Dewet Drilling family business which was established in 1948 in that country. Since his childhood days he has seen the up’s and down’s of conservation efforts in Botswana. He is a passionate game rancher and is a believer that consumptive use is the best conservation tool. He is also an Honorary Wildlife Officer with the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks. He holds a Botswana Professional Hunters License. He obtained his Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Pretoria.