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Burpees for Conservation

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#BurpeesForConservation is all the rage at the moment. EcoTraining students have jumped on the trend and are raising their heart-rates in an effort to raise awareness and funds for conservation.

Life After Field Guide Training

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With your training complete where will you go next? If you are not going to be working in the bush, is the training even worth it? We think it is, and here is why.

Birding-in-the-Bush

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Ask any birder to name the three best bird-watching destinations in South Africa and Pafuri will come up close to, if not at the top spot. The diversities of habitats range from two large rivers (Limpopo and Levuvhu) with the adjacent riparian forests, floodplains, ephemeral pans, mountains and woodland, each with a unique suite of plant life houses incredible numbers and species of birds.

Learn About Butterflies Day

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It would be impossible to learn everything about butterflies in one day but let’s start by exploring some of the practical reasons for being so pretty. Victoria dive into the ornate nature of butterfly colouration and we discover that a butterfly is so much more than beauty and grace.

A Students View on the Apprentice Field Guide Course

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"I made the decision to travel to South Africa. Upon arrival, I knew that I was about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! No surprise that is exactly how it is playing out..." Student, Graham Ramon, gives us a glimpse into the first few weeks of his time on the Apprentice Field Guide course.

The Cycads of Selati ~ A rare treasure

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Selati is a pristine reserve, home to a plethora of natural wonders. Of these natural wonders, the Lillie Cycad Reserve is a rare and delicate gem. Victoria shares more on the topic in this week's blog on the Encephalartos Dyerianos.
Wildlife Conservation

Five Countries that Practice Wildlife Conservation

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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

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Guest writer Katherine Rundell runs us through some of the top 10 Wildlife Must-Reads.
Unique Relationships in the bushWarwick Tarboton

Unique Relationships in the Bush

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This Valentines Day some things are going to happen to wow and impress that wonderful, better half of yours, gifts of flowers or chocolates, dinner for two, private getaway and maybe many others. All these ideas are there to impress and show commitment. But...
5 animals who mate for life

Five Animals that Mate for Life | Valentines 2021

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It is not often that one sees monogamy amongst animals, but since we are celebrating the month of love, we thought it would be a good idea to focus on some of the animals who actually do mate for life.
EcoTracker ExperienceEcoTraining

Tracking and Trailing on an EcoTracker Course

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EcoTraining Professional Field Guide Student Jack Vicary shares his EcoTracker - Tracking & Trailing experience with us.
tropical cyclone eloise

Tropical Cyclone Eloise and its effects on the Lowveld

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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.
Exercise with Elephants

Keeping Fit in the Bush

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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

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

Being a Field Guide Student in the Covid Pandemic

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"Christmas 2019, which is now over two years ago, I was sitting with my family in Germany around the Christmas tree. Now in The Year of Covid, I have a completely different Christmas story to tell." A year in the bush during a Pandemic by Anna Elisabeth Franz.