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Ground Pangolin

Real-life Sighting | a Pangolin in Makuleke

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It's not every day that you are blessed with such an amazing sighting. Instructor Sean Matthewson and our EcoTraining students came across this beauty recently at our Makuleke Camp.
EcoTraining course

Why join an EcoTraining Wildlife Course?

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Melanie Sovann is an animal lover and has a passion for sharing her love for wildlife and conservation. Here she puts down on her own words why you should join a Wildlife Course.
Pridelands CampWillie van Eeden

Becoming a Virtual Field Guide

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Lee Bellware is currently on our first-ever EcoTraining Online Course where we have folks from all around the world, with a total of 15 different nationalities it couldn't be more diverse. Lee has put down in her own words her experience and journey so far.
EcoTraining FGASA Course

How to prepare for the FGASA Practical Exam

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Do you want to become a Field Guide? Are you maybe unsure of what the FGASA Apprentice Field Guide Practical exam entails? Here EcoTraining gives you a few tips and tricks when it comes to your Practical Exam.
The Great Migration

Sustainable Travel and Ecotourism in Kenya

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Ecotourism is becoming an increasingly growing trend and should be rightfully so. After all, certain aspects of tourism are a large contributor to environmental degradation. Beyond that, tourism can also be a cruel industry where its profit falls into the hands of the few and not necessarily the local community. Such was the problem of Kenya...that is, until the dawn of sustainable travel and ecotourism - By Richards Cole

Eco-Isolation with EcoTraining

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Jennifer Palmer is an impassioned wildlife biologist, a global educator, public speaker, and an intrepid lover of nature. She is one of the founders of Women for Wildlife, and through her work, she has become a trusted advisor to nonprofits, governments, foundations, film producers and business leaders around the world. We were very happy to host her at one of our EcoTraining Camps during the lock-down and help her 'eco-isolate' in a safe place that brought her so much joy.
What to expect or how to prepare for FGASA Theory Exam - FGASA Online Course - Nature Enthusiast

How to prepare for the FGASA level 1 Theory Exam

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Do you want to become a Field Guide? Are you maybe unsure of what the FGASA Apprentice Field Guide theory exam entails? Here EcoTraining gives you a few tips and tricks when it comes to studying for the exam.

EcoTraining is bringing Nature Home

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In response to Covid-19 we have been forced to find new ways of staying relevant. Like most companies, people’s lives depend on EcoTraining’s survival. We have chosen to embrace this new season, and in so doing we aim to offer even GREATER value to our students in the future.

Apex predators are essential for Biodiversity

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Did you know that most of the world’s apex predators are in decline? One of the main reasons why their numbers are in decline is habitat loss which brings them into increasing conflict with humans.

A Natural Partnership between EcoTraining and WildEarth

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EcoTraining is pleased to announce a brand-new partnership with wildlife broadcasting experts, WildEarth.
South African lions

This lioness is a shoo-in

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At the start of this amazing sighting, you can sure bet that Norman was not happy at the loss, but after seeing this lioness play and be so inquisitive it had definitely made him feel a bit better...
Male Lion

Your Daily Bush Fix | EcoTraining Podcasts

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Do you feel like you are losing some of your wilderness knowledge? Don't fear EcoTraining and Kuduhear Sabine Kämper bring you a daily bush fix.
Swimming with Elephants

Swimming with Elephants

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Have you ever seen elephants disappear? No, it’s not a magic trick but it is something we have seen with our own eyes.

Fever Tree Wonderland

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Experience Makuleke, and the Fever Tree Forest through fresh eyes. Jessica Watt recently visited our EcoTraining Makuleke Camp and has brought the Fever Tree Forest to life with her beautiful words.
Earth Hour 2020

Beyond the Bright Lights | Earth Hour 2020

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This year’s Earth Hour is especially symbolic and about so much more than just switching off our bright lights. If anything, it is pivotal that we shine a bright light on all that we have done to harm our home, our planet.