To succeed as global custodians and future stewards of our planet; conservationists and supporters of wildlife conservation should be well-versed in the underlying principles of natural ecosystems and the 'wilderness' concept... Through training and educational programs focused on conservation and wildlife management knowledge, African Bush Training in partnership with the International Students Conservation Initiative (ISCI) provides ways to create a lasting base of environmental literacy, stewardship, and competency for people working in conservation. The ISCI accredited courses introduces participants to the most up-to-date, in-field conservation techniques and practices. The six week full-time programme or one week short-course selection (6 courses), provides a stepping stone for nature lovers looking to possibly pursue a career in wildlife conservation, or are interested in how conservation organisations operate.
The WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION (WCPC) course will equip you with the practical skills and theoretical understanding needed to contribute effectively towards wildlife management practices, principles and processes
The course is delivered by ABT's Conservation Faculty, which has been active in conservation training and education for more than a decade, growing out of the faculty’s pioneering history of conservation work and contributions made to environmental education. The WCPC qualification is suitable for those already working in conservation, and is also ideal for entry-level conservationists.
The College is recognised as one of the leading institutions in southern Africa for conservation training. Our location within the Greater Kruger National Park gives our students access to quality education as part our applied or learning-by-doing approach, existing and emerging conservation issues are demonstrated hands-on and theoretical and practical skills can be applied immediately in training.
Our academic and training staff are leaders in their fields , and our students are learning from some of the best. Students enrolled at the College will benefit from the motivated, flexible, and dynamic team of staff who are committed to developing conservationists in Africa.
- Reserve & Game Farm Management
- Game Ranch Management & Wildlife Breeding
- Conservation Action Planning
- Ecosystem & Bio-process Management
- Wilderness Protection & Wildlife Security
- Wildlife Monitoring & Research
MICRO- CREDENTIAL QUALIFICATION COURSES:
Micro-credential qualifications are short courses or course modules forming part of a verification-certification or qualification course allowing students flexibility in their studies or the opportunity to focus on a more specific area of study and/or practice...
Start your career in conservation under the mentorship of renowned conservationists, ex-Kruger Park rangers and veterans in the field; or just join the course for a life changing wilderness experience…the choice is yours, but one thing is certain - what you will learn and experience is priceless!!!
This “feet-wet & hands-dirty” course has been developed to teach students the fundamentals of sustainable and responsible wildlife management as they actively partake in the daily running of wilderness concessions in the Greater Kruger National Park and surrounding wildlife areas...
Laws & Legislation, Bio-diversity Conservation, Natural Resources Protection, Veld Management, Ecological Processes & Principles, Land Degradation, Invader Plants, Bush Encroachment, Road Maintenance, Fire Management, Animal Health Monitoring, Game Fencing, & Population Control
In our quest to offer industry-relevant training and on special demand from various wildlife conservation organizations, ABT is now offering a course to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills suitable for a career in game ranch management
This 7-Day course focuses extensively on ranch management and the sustainable breeding of native animal species inhabiting the African savannah.
During the course you will gain in-depth exposure of working with local wildlife and gain valuable experience with all aspects concerning the utilization and protection of wildlife as well as breeding rare and endangered species in protected areas...
Pillars of Game Ranching - Game Breeding, Eco Tourism, Hunting, Game Capture, Wildlife Diseases & Parasites, Genomics, Planning & Management, Venison Production, Ethical Business Practices And much more...
Conservation Action Planning (CAP) is a relatively industry accepted Standard of Practice for planning, implementing and measuring success for conservation projects.
Conservation Action Planning (CAP) addresses a complete project cycle—including design, implementation and evaluation.
During this course students will learn to...
- identify the project’s biodiversity of interest and its current and desired status;
- identify the most critical threats currently or likely to degrade the biodiversity;
- recognize the social, economic, political and cultural factors contributing to the threats or representing opportunities to enhance the biodiversity;
- develop strategies to abate the threats and maintain or restore the biodiversity based on the situation
The WILDLIFE REHABILITATION & ANIMAL WELFARE COURSE is divided into 11 sections, each covering a major topic relevant to wildlife rehabilitation to equip you with all the knowledge and skills to really make a difference in saving wildlife in Africa.
The goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to provide professional care to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals so ultimately they can be returned to their natural habitat. Wild animals that sustain injuries or illnesses preventing them from living successfully in the wild usually are euthanized (have their suffering ended in a humane fashion). Occasionally, individual animals that have recovered from their injuries but are not able to survive in the wild are placed
in educational facilities.
The course will teach you what to consider before taking on this daunting and fulfilling challenge. You will learn how to safely rescue an injured or orphaned wild animal. Also how to provide first-aid and medical treatment to animals in your care, and how to work with a veterinarian. This course covers a wide variety of animal terminology commonly used by wildlife and zoology professionals, and the standard established for Wildlife Rehabilitation for Intake, Daily Care, and Release.
Regulations, Laws & Legislation, Orphaned Animals
Assessing & Responding, Capture & Transport, Record-keeping, First Response Protocol, Physical Examining, Rehabilitation Equipment, Wildlife Nutrition, Emaciated Animals & Preventing Dehydration, and Common Wildlife Diseases
Our WILDERNESS PROTECTION (Anti-Poaching) COURSE is based upon extensive direct counter-poaching experience.
This course provides a well balanced theoretical and practical blend of proven and tested tactics to the prevention of poaching, theft and mutilation of game animals, from a game reserve and wilderness conservation perspective. We explore what poaching and anti-poaching are and the 3 levels of poaching. We discuss the typical anti-poaching unit, how to set one up and the two main options to counter poaching: active & passive prevention. Examine poaching methods and the economics of poaching, anti-poaching equipment and the various anti-poaching action plans together with the legalities of antipoaching.
The aim of the Wilderness Protection Training Program is: Firstly, to ensure the territorial integrity of protected areas by a high standard of specialized counter poaching training. Secondly, to prevent the poaching and harvesting of all species especially endangered species. And lastly, to equip field personnel with the knowledge and skills to be effective on the ground in the wilderness areas of Southern Africa.
Introduction to Anti-poaching, Setting-up an APU, Training Field Rangers, Active & Passive Counter, Anti-poaching Methods, Anti-poaching Operations, Poaching Methods, The Economics of Poaching, Anti-poaching Equipment, Anti-poaching Action Plans, Bush Craft and Survival
This foundation-phase 7-day course will teach you the principles of wildlife research and how to monitor wilderness areas…
The WILDLIFE MONITORING & RESEARCH COURSE hosted by AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING is widely described by educators from around the world as one of the most prolific foundation phase conservation learning experiences one can engage in to gain a better understanding of the complexities of
wildlife and the importance of conservation to ensure the future existence of our natural ecosystems. Over the years AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING brought together a team of experts to develop a unique curricula focusing on the ecological principles underlying our quest for the development and utilization of natural areas in order to attain sustainable living conditions whilst ensuring the future existence of wildlife on the African continent. No reserve or conservation area can be successfully managed without the necessary data and information about the area, its unique ecological make-up and inhabitants.
This is where Wildlife Monitoring & Research play a huge role in bridging the gap between traditional management practices and scientific approaches ultimately contributing to more effective management policies and strategies
Environmental Psychology, Ecology & Ecosystems, Eco Dynamics, Levels of Succession, Human Print Investigated, Environmental Degration, Observations & Data Collection, Environmental Impact, Surveys, Monitoring & Assessment and Ethical Considerations in Practice and Code of Conduct