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Wildlife Courses Offered To You in Africa
 

 

    

 COME JOIN US FOR A WILD LIFE EXPERIENCE THAT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!

Purpose of Wildlife Ranger Courses
 
 
·         To educate and prepare both local and international students for careers within the national parks and reserves of South Africa and whole of Africa
·         To educate and prepare students for careers within the safari industries (photographic; hunting and hospitality) within South Africa and whole of Africa
·         To develop Nature Conservation Managers within the SADC region
·         To contribute towards the profitable growth and economic sustainability of the nature; wildlife and conservation industries in South Africa
·         To build customer emotional affinity and drive loyalty through exclusive course content and total customer experiences
·         To build on personal partnership trust through the quality of the information and experience
·         To "educate" and "inform" students and customers
·         To be instrumental in increased 'professionalism' in the industry
·         To inspire 'best practice conservation'.
·         To transform the wildlife education industry
·         To incite ‘wildlife thinking’ for a sustainable future
·         To stimulate unlimited conservation possibilities
·         To enrich, enlighten and empower the lives of students and customers

 

 
Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants, animals and other organisms. Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems. Deserts, rain forests, plains, and other areas including the most developed urban sites, all have distinct forms of wildlife. While the term in popular culture usually refers to animals that are untouched by human factors, most scientists agree that wildlife around the world is impacted by human activities.
 
Training is a process in order to change a human being's attitude, knowledge, skills and behavior. The term training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content at colleges. There is also a need to continue training beyond  initial qualifications: to maintain, upgrade and update skills throughout an individuals' working life - continual professional development.
The collective expertise, knowledge and experience offered , combined with the unique eco location, will ensure that qualifying students and  customers are enriched, enlightened and empowered.

 

 
Courses will be introduced on a phased basis to allow local; national and international students and customers an opportunity to enhance professional skills, prepare for a new career, or pursue intellectual inquiry for personal enrichment.
  • PHASE I courses combine a classic curriculum with opportunities for practical training and applied knowledge.
  • PHASE II and III professional certificates provide focused study in preparation for careers in a variety of competitive fields.
  • AD HOC and CORPORATE courses will be introduced on a demand basis during PHASE I to III.
PHASE I:
Nature Guiding = Field Course
Tracking Course
Dangerous Game VPDA
Field Ranger 1 Armed
Anti-Poaching Rangers
1-Year Nature Guiding L4
Survival & Bush-craft
Over Landing Course
Predator Research
Wildlife Photography
GAP-year course: Eco Ranger

 

JUNIOR RANGERS:
 
Environmental education aimed at Grade 10 to 12 learners.
·    Basic principles of ecology
·    Identification of fauna, flora, spoor and dung;
·    Adaptation of organisms;
·    The role organisms play in the ecosystem (the interdependence of the biotic and a biotic factors);
·    Bush craft (survival in the bush) and
·    Traditional lifestyles of African ethnic groups.
 
Teaching methods
No normal lecturing takes place. 'Fun filled', pupil orientated learning situations are created in the bush to encourage pupils to use all their sense in order to discover answers for themselves. Through questioning and discovery, the pupils are stimulated to develop the following skills:
·    Observation skills
·    Logical thinking skills
·    Deduction skills
·    Critical thinking skills
·    Creative thinking skills
·    Interpretive skills
·    Problem solving skills
·    Articulation
·    The ability to work as part of a team

 

This method results in a greater awareness of the world around us and equips children with life skills. It also allows the child to achieve and develop his/her self confidence. We regard positive self esteem as a very valuable self empowering tool. The existing knowledge and experience of each particular group determine the level of teaching.
SPECIAL INTEREST/HOBBIES:
Specialized skill (Hobby) courses – such as:
·         Photography
·         Bush Craft
·         Survival
·         Birding
·         Primitive living
·         Outdoor instructors courses
TOURISTS:
·         Guided Walks
·         Outdoor Survival
·         Family Adventure
 
CORPORATE PACKAGES:
·         Guided Walks
·         Outdoor Survival
·         Team Building
·         Tracking

 

The illegal trafficking of wildlife now ranks as the 3rd largest criminal industry in the world. The current situation, fed by greed and destruction, is far greater than the resources deployed to fight it.
Education plays a significant role in deterring and combating the destructive nature that poaching and poachers are having on the world’s most sacred wildlife and environments.
Objectives include the following:
·    Skills development
·    Job creation and placement
·    Community development
·    Coordination and dissemination of anti-poaching information
To combat poaching and survive in volatile wilderness areas the game rangers must be trained in areas such as:
·    Bush Survival
·    Communications
·    Correct Use of Force
·    Crime Scene Management
·    Unarmed Combat
·    Navigation
·    Patrol
·    Search and Arrest
·    Tracking / Counter Tracking
·    Weapons

 

 

 
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PARTNERS
Current Partners:
  • A.E. London - Endangered Species Specialist
  • Kellie Mackenroth