Wildlife Warriors - Anti-Poaching Training

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa

10 or 14 days

Flexible

Up to 6 people

Age 18+

From $2,095

South Africa

10-14 days

Flexible

Flexible

Up to 6 people

Max 6

Age 18+

From $2,095

What's the project about?

Poaching of rhino in South Africa has increased 10-fold during the last decade, and the rhino again faces mass extinction. This anti-poaching training experience is run by one of South Africa’s most experienced and decorated field guides, and a recognised anti-poaching expert. The course aims to give participants an understanding of conservation challenges, strategies and ethics. Learn practical anti-poaching techniques in one of South Africa’s finest wilderness areas.

What will I be doing?

The programme is 20% theory and 80% practical, so most of your time will be spent in the field, learning first hand about the environment around you. You will cover wildlife identification, animal behaviour and big game tracking skills, plus anti-poaching techniques and firearms handling. You’ll also learn the background behind the poaching industry and illegal wildlife trade. Study ecological relationships, wildlife law and bush survival.

What makes this project ethical?

Your instructor and guide are active participants in the poaching fight in South Africa, and your contribution ensures they are able to continue their work in the battle against the illegal wildlife trade. By participating in this course, you are directly contributing to the conservation of African wildlife. Learn about the economic and environmental aspects of poaching, and experience counter-measures to prevent poachers from targeting wildlife. 

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