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The Verreaux Eagles defend their turf

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The last Advanced Birding course was filled with exciting wildlife encounters and learning opportunities on the beautiful Mashatu Game Reserve. See what the students experienced in this photo blog.
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A British Naturalist in the African Bush serving as a volunteer EcoTraining Back-up

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“The reality is that these instinctive influences would have been a part of daily, world-wide, human survival in pre-historic times and in fact remain vital to some indigenous populations today.”
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The many fascinating secrets of a baobab

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The Baobab tree is more than what meets the eye. It holds fascinating secrets very little people know of. Read more to discover the many interesting facts about a Baobab tree.
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The Unlikely Birdman

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Samuel Japane, former student of EcoTraining was too determined to be defeated by life’s obstacles and today is the well-known bird man of the Outpost Centre. We interviewed Samuel on his new book ‘The Unlikely Birdman’ and this is what he has to say.
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Gap Year or a Sabbatical? That is the question

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There are so many different reasons for people to take a year off. Some people might have just finished high school, others have come to a crossroad in their career paths or perhaps want to learn something new. With unlimited options to choose from - the choice is yours.
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What to expect on Field Observation Day

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As the end of the first month of the 55-day Field Guide Course (NQF2) draws nearer, the anxiousness and excitement grows for our field guide students as they prepare for their assessment on their competence and knowledge of the various aspects and fauna and flora.
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Professional Field Guide: Student Lodge Placement Programme

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EcoTraining students receive the best credible work experience at reputable lodges across southern Africa.

The Wildlife Defenders: A project dedicated to the unsung heroes of wildlife protection and conservation

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A father and son team working together to celebrate the ordinary people doing an extraordinary job to protect our rhino's - they refer to these people as The Wildlife Defenders
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The road to discovering a life purpose

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"You can´t start the next chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the last one." The journey of Anna Katharina Raaben realising her dream of becoming a Professional Field Guide.
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What is a Back-up Trails Guide?

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With every one-year Course group, our Instructors choose a few candidates to become Back-up Guides as part of their lodge placement program. This is a great opportunity for students who want to gain walking hours towards their Lead Trails Guide qualification.
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Meet Lazarus, EcoTraining's newest instructor

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We are proud to introduce Lazarus as EcoTraining's newest instructor. Lazarus will be based at our camp in Botswana and have already made a big difference with his bubbly personality and extensive knowledge about wildlife and the environment.
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Fiammetta Carmellini: This is how I ended up with EcoTraining

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It took two years of volunteering in Africa for Fiammetta to realise her passion and enrol on a one-year Professional Field Guide course in Africa. She left her home in Italy and embarked on her new adventure to realise her dream to become a guide and work with animals.