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Wildlife Conservation

Five Countries that Practice Wildlife Conservation

In our latest blog guest blogger, Kristin Herman shows us how can we become part of the Global Wildlife Conservation cause. She will also explore five of the countries working to conserve wildlife, one that is not even in Africa.

10 must-read wildlife books

10 Must-Read Wildlife Books

Guest writer Katherine Rundell runs us through some of the top 10 Wildlife Must-Reads.

Tracking and Trailing on an EcoTracker Course

EcoTraining Professional Field Guide Student Jack Vicary shares his EcoTracker – Tracking & Trailing experience with us.

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Tropical Cyclone Eloise and its effects on the Lowveld

Tropical Cyclone Eloise was one of, if not the strongest cyclone ever to impact the country of Mozambique, the impacts of Eloise were also seen here in the Lowveld. Instructor Sean Matthewson explains some of the effects the storm had on the Lowveld.

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Keeping Fit in the Bush

With every new year, come new year’s resolutions. It almost seems mandatory to start the new year with a challenge, whether it is giving up chocolate or carbs, cutting out a bad habit or starting the new year by keeping fit.

Safari Guide Mike Anderson

Why Become a Game Ranger or Safari Guide

Do you want to know why you should become a Game Ranger or Safari Guide? EcoTraining instructor Michael Anderson explains in more detail.

Life Lessons Learnt in 2020

EcoTraining Camp Manager, Emma Summers reflects on the year that has passed and shares her positive view on the lessons learnt throughout the year.

10 Ways To Save Wildlife & Why We Should Do It!

In order for ecosystems to be balanced and thrive, it’s essential that all living animals are properly protected. Wildlife is a term which relates to wild animals and undomesticated animals, such as insects and birds.

James Copland

Change is as good as a holiday especially in the bush

“There are two aspects on a personal level when it comes to change. It is either embraced or it is the one thing many of us fears the most.” Change really is as good as a holiday, but even more so when this ‘holiday’ is in the bush!

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EcoTraining Puzzle: Giraffe Sunset

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Matching Pairs: Birds

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EcoTraining Puzzle: White Rhino

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EcoTraining Puzzle: Lioness

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Wilderness Photography Trip Report

Based in South Africa, Albie Venter has been involved in professional wildlife guiding, wildlife management and eco-tourism since 1996 and we are very privileged here at EcoTraining that Albie managed to visit our camps on a regular basis. Here is a wonderful trip report of his most recent visit on a Wilderness Photography Course in the magnificent Makuleke.

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EcoTraining Matching Pairs: Creepy Crawlies

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Did you know that “Creepy crawlies are insects which creep (walk slowly) or crawl (walk on four or more legs).”

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South Africa Is Travel Ready

The lift in restrictions could not have come at a better time. South Africa is known for its lovely weather and what better time to step foot on South African soil than during the spring months leading to summer. You can look forward to lovely weather as you enjoy the stunning beaches, wildlife and landscape the country has to offer.

EcoTraining Quiz: Migratory Birds

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EcoTraining Quiz: Primates

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Victoria Craddock | The Apprentice Field Guide

Apprentice Field Guide Victoria Craddock has recently just received her FGASA Qualification and we couldn’t be more proud.
Victoria tells her story and shares her experience with us.

Celebrating the Limpopo River | World River Day 2020

According to the World Rivers Day Association this day “is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of our rivers, strives to increase public awareness, and encourages the improved stewardship of all rivers around the world. Rivers in virtually every country face an array of threats, and only through our active involvement can we ensure their health in the years ahead.’’

Giraffe Carcass | The Bottom of the Food Chain

EcoTraining instructor Tayla McCurdy came across this giraffe carcass near to EcoTraining Pridelands Conservancy this past week, and she has put down in her words what this experience was like and all the other creatures that are reaping the benefits.

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Into the Wild | by Ntsakisi Matelakengisa

As a young girl, I would never have thought that I could ever have loved being out in the wild, seeing the beautiful animals and driving around the scenic nature routes as much as I did. But, luckily for me, I got to grow up with a family that enjoyed going to areas such as the Kruger National Park and this gave my love a chance to grow even more.

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EcoTraining Quiz: South Africa is ‘Lekker’

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EcoTraining Quiz: Cuckoo’s

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The True Skill of Guiding as told by a Professional Safari Guide

These days, guiding and becoming a Professional Safari Guide no longer means, simply getting the tan, driving the big 4 x 4, and heading home during your two weeks off, to tell everyone that you are a “Game Ranger”.

Field Guide Devon Myers

Safari Guide or Game Ranger

Professional Trails Guide Devon Myers breaks down the differences between a Safari Guide and a Game Ranger.

EcoTraining Quiz: Become a Field Guide |||

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