https://i0.wp.com/www.ecotraining.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/watching-the-moon-rise-as-the-sun-just-sets.jpg?fit=1280%2C960&ssl=1 960 1280 Emma Summers /wp-content/images/ecotraining-v15.svg Emma Summers2020-12-31 12:09:172021-01-05 10:35:28Life 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.
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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.
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"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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Did you know that "the number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year now stands at 281 with a total of 176 individuals arrested in connection with rhino poaching?" EcoTraining Camp Manager Emma Summers talk to us about Rhino Poaching Prevention.
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The Racket-tailed Roller has a rather limited distribution in South Africa, primarily being found in the far northeastern tip of Kruger National Park which is dominated by Mopane (Colophospermum mopane) which occurs in dense stands with limited ground cover as its understory. Let instructor Ross Hawkins explain more about this elusive bird.
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The Lowveld's rainy season is about to start and with the rain coming, it means that the flower and fruiting season is upon us. EcoTraining's David Havemann speaks to us about some of the Lowveld trees and the various flavours associated with them.
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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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This time of year is by far our favourite. As the bushveld comes alive as do our senses with all the incredible sights, smells and sounds that surround us. EcoTraining's David Havemann speak to us about what these smells mean and how to interpret them.
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Have you ever wondered how the little tadpoles get out of a Southern Foam Nest Frogs nest? Well, no need to wonder any longer. Instructor Tayla McCurdy managed to spot one of the rarest sightings of her career. Let Tayla walk you through her amazing sighting.
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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.
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"In photography, a viewfinder is what the photographer looks through to compose, and, in many cases, to focus the picture." Media intern, Christoff Els speak to EcoTraining Videographer, Willie van Eeden and student David den Hartog about the importance of a viewfinder on their camera's.
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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.
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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.’’
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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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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.