Search

Wildlife Conservation with EcoTraining

Setting the bar in wildlife conservation

As the world gears up to celebrate World Wildlife Conservation Day, EcoTraining, the pioneer and leader in Africa’s safari guide and wildlife training, stands at the forefront of efforts to promote conservation and environmental guardians.

We raise awareness and engage in conversations about endangered species on World Wildlife Conservation Day!

EcoTraining has long been recognised for its credibility and standard of excellence in nature, guiding training and making significant contributions to the safari industry. The organisation offers a range of accredited field guide career courses, gap year and sabbatical programs, short wildlife courses and on-site professional guide training at safari lodges.

Comitted to conservation

What sets EcoTraining apart is its commitment to conservation beyond training individuals to be expert guides. All courses EcoTraining offers are run directly from bush camps in prime wilderness areas across South Africa, Botswana and Kenya. This immersive approach provides participants with an authentic learning experience and fosters a deep connection to nature and a profound understanding of the importance of wildlife conservation.

EcoTraining's conservation initiatives:

  1. Habitat restoration. 
  2. Wildlife monitoring.
  3. Community engagement programmes raise awareness about the challenges facing wildlife and ecosystems.
  4. Emphasising the need for sustainable practices and responsible tourism.

By actively involving local communities in their efforts, EcoTraining ensures that conservation becomes a shared responsibility and a source of pride for all stakeholders. 

“We believe that educating and training individuals is not just about creating guides for the industry but fostering a sense of responsibility towards the environment and its inhabitants. World Wildlife Conservation Day reminds us of the urgent need to protect our earth’s biodiversity, and we are committed to playing our part,” said EcoTraining Managing Director Anton Lategan.   

Join the movement in conservation

EcoTraining encourages everyone to join the movement for wildlife conservation. By choosing sustainable practices and supporting organisations dedicated to environmental preservation, individuals can contribute to preserving our precious ecosystems.

Immerse yourself in the African wilderness, expand your knowledge, and embark on a transformative learning experience with EcoTraining.

Sign up for one of our Wildlife Courses today! 

For more information on our Wildlife Enthusiast Courses, contact [email protected] or call +27 (0)13 7522532

Conservation within Reserves

We join EcoTraining Instructor Michael Anderson as we take a look at the importance of environmental conservation that takes place in our reserves. We focus on three areas of conservation activities, e.g. brush packing, road maintenance, and fence line maintenance.

The more biodiverse an environment is, the more resilient it becomes against damage. Let us join forces with EcoTraining, our students, and Instructors to experience a piece of the action.

About the Author:
EcoTraining Pty Ltd

EcoTraining Pty Ltd

Explore more

Blog

Bush Adventures of a Media Intern

After 87 days as a media intern for EcoTraining, I reflect on my time spent in the bush with many new memories and experiences. Being in Africa, out in nature, in unfenced camps, and surrounded by like-minded people is the definition of my happy place. Combined with the opportunity to grow my photography skills, this period of my life is only the start.

Read more
pangolin at night
Blog

The Mysterious Pangolin

Have you ever seen a pangolin? These mysterious creatures are facing severe threats to their survival, including poaching, electric fences, climate change, habitat loss and road mortality. Learn more about them on World Pangolin Day, 18 February 2023.

Read more
elephant sighting
Blog

When the Bug Bites

The reasons why people embark on an EcoTraining adventure are different for everyone. For some, it’s a clear-cut path to a professional career in guiding or ecotourism. For others, it’s simply a way to immerse themselves more. But whatever the reason, and whatever the walk of life of the students, EcoTraining offers a course for everyone. EcoTraining graduate Wim looks back on how his EcoTraining adventure came to be.

Read more

Start your wildlife career

Want to become a field or nature guide? Explore our immersive courses and training programmes for professional safari guides and guardians of nature, taught and led by experts in the industry.

EcoTraining offers career and accredited courses, wildlife enthusiast courses, gap year programmes and customised group travel courses.

Join our nature-loving community.