AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING
Conservation & Hospitality Management School

CONSERVATION COURSES...

AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING has a long history in quality Conservation Management education. The ultimate mission of the Conservation Faculty is to be a leader in wildlife management education and we aim to be a significant player in the growth and development of the Southern African game industry - providing and deploying skilled and knowledgeable support staff and personnel to the industry…

All our conservation courses are fully accredited by the INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CONSERVATION INITIATIVE (ISCI) and the AFRICAN BUSH CORPORATION (ABC) - leading ‘suppliers’ of specialised task teams, trained support staff and skilled volunteers to the wildlife conservation industry - not only in Southern Africa, but across Africa.

 COURSE OPTIONS:   

CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

DURATION: 2 Months Full-time (1 Month practical reserve internship included...)

Join the ‘Conservation Services’ community today and contribute to wildlife conservation in Africa...

The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills to succeed in a rapidly-changing nature conservation environment where innovation is key. Graduates are equipped with a comprehensive range of technical, managerial, research, communication and life skills for employment in the field of nature conservation. 
The purpose of this course is to supply the nature conservation industry with people who can competently contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and provide knowledgeable assistance to natural resource and reserve managers.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDED:

Wildlife/Reserve Management, Game Ranch Management, Conservation & Ecology Management, Environmental Education, Wildlife Research, Conservation Action Planning (CAP), and much more...

STUDENT FEE: R 59 000:00                      

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees. 

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GAME RANGER & RESERVE MANAGEMENT 

DURATION: 30 Days Full-time

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 a wilderness concessions in the Greater Kruger National Park and surrounding wildlife areas...

COURSE CONTENTS:

Conservation Action Planning, 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, Anti-poaching, Population Control, Game Ranching, Game Capturing,  Animal Diseases, Predator Management, Elephant Management, and much more…

STUDENT FEE: R 31 000:00 

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees. 

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (EE) COURSE

DURATION: 14 Days Full-time

This course will teach you the principles of Environmental Education in practice and equip you with all the necessary tools, knowledge and skills you will need to confidently apply your Environmental Education initiatives in your own environment and make a ‘real’ difference in conservation and the preservation of our most valuable natural resources… 

On completion of the course students will be able to design, plan, implement, facilitate and evaluate a variety of environmental learning programmes. The course will also equip participants with best practice environmental education training techniques and methodologies.

COURSE CONTENTS:

Introduction to Environmental Education, Teaching Methodologies and Techniques, Changing Attitudes and Behaviour, Planning - Designing - Facilitating - Evaluating EE Programs, Conducting Training Interventions, And much more...

STUDENT FEE: R 15 800:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material & Uniform Contribution

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CONSERVATION & ECOLOGY MANAGEMENT 

DURATION: 7 Days Full-time

Our vision with the CONSERVATION & ECOLOGY MANAGEMENT COURSE is to provide globally relevant, African-centred training to improve biodiversity knowledge, ecological understanding and conservation management competency....

 Our mission is to develop human and institutional capacity through the pursuit of scientific knowledge of species and ecosystems, and to enable sound management practices for the monitoring, mitigation and conservation of our natural heritage. Presented and facilitated by experienced park wardens and rangers in conjunction with various conservation authorities connected to the Kruger Park and Limpopo Transfrontier Initiative - this highly intensive course is ideal for current and future conservation managers.

COURSE CONTENTS:

Conservation in South Africa, Historical Timeline, Geological Evolution, Soil Ecology, Climate & Weather, Ecological Processes, Organisational Levels, Bio-diversity, Fauna & Flora, Management Plans, Key Management Objectives, Management Techniques ...

STUDENT FEE: R 10 500:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Shirt, Cap...

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GAME RANCH MANAGEMENT & BREEDING COURSE

DURATION: 7 Days Full-time

The 7-Day GAME RANCH MANAGEMENT & BREEDING 
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
of breeding rare and endangered species to managing protected areas! 

COURSE CONTENTS:

Pillars of Game Ranching - Game Breeding, Eco Tourism, Hunting, Game Capture, Wildlife Diseases, Genomics, Planning & Management, Venison Production And much more...

STUDENT FEE: R 10 500:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material & Uniform Contribution

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WILDERNESS PROTECTION & WILDLIFE SECURITY

DURATION: 7 Days Full-time

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 anti-poaching. 

COURSE CONTENTS:

Introduction to APU, The intelligence Cycle, Proactive & Reactive Activities, Poaching Methods, Counter Poaching Strategies, Bush Craft and much more...

STUDENT FEE: R 10 500:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material & Uniform Contribution

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CONSERVATION ACTION PLANNING & RESEARCH

DURATION: 7 Days Full-time

The CONSERVATION ACTION PLANNING & 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  curicula  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.

STUDENT FEE: R 10 500:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material & Uniform Contribution

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