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Why Bees are Important?

Daily we hear about animals whose population numbers are in decline, but did you know that the humble Bees numbers are also in decline and they too are at risk of extinction?

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EcoTraining Quiz: Endangered Species

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of endangered species.
Southern Africa is home to a remarkable array of unique wildlife, but many of these species are now endangered due to habitat loss and poaching. Conservation efforts are focused on protecting these endangered species, to ensure a future where these remarkable creatures can thrive in their natural habitats.

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EcoTraining Quiz: Arthropods

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of arthropods.
Arthropods comprise of over 80% of all known living species, and represent the largest phylum in the animal kingdom. They have a significant impact on ecosystem stability and health.

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EcoTraining Quiz: Bats

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of bats.
Bats are key role-players in South Africa’s natural ecosystems. They serve as crucial bioindicators, offering valuable insights into the state of natural ecosystems. Bats serve as primary pollinators for fruiting trees, facilitate seed dispersal, and effectively regulate insect populations, which includes agricultural pest control.

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Elephants swimming at Pridelands

Have you ever witnessed the magical display of gentle giants swimming and playing and sparring and bonding in water? They don’t just enjoy dust baths; their favourite kind is when they’re fully immersed underwater and trust us, there is nothing more entertaining than watching a herd frolicking in the water. It is a remarkable sight to see.

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The Many Fascinating Secrets of a Baobab

The Makuleke Concession is one of the most diverse and scenically attractive areas in the Kruger National Park. The area is renowned for its botanically rich landscapes, scattered with towering ancient baobab trees and has abundant wildlife and bird species.

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Wildlife Wonders

The Day of the Jackal

I heard a report coming in on the radio about a lion that had killed a bush pig, and I was fascinated by the behaviour of animals in the wild. The story had a surprising twist when we arrived at the scene.

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Protecting the Grevy’s Zebra

The vast, shimmering savanna, dotted with weather-beaten anthills, mountains, thorn trees and doum palms swaying on the banks of seasonal riverbeds, makes for a magnificent landscape. However, a battle for survival occurs in this vast expanse of remote, pristine, yet arid terrain in the north of Kenya and isolated pockets of Ethiopia. The Grevy’s zebra is rare and listed as an endangered species on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) red list of threatened species.

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Find a camp

Study wildlife conservation and accredited field guide courses at any of our pioneering African training camps, around Africa.

Enter your wildlife career. Explore our camps.

Mara Training Centre

Located on the banks of the Mara river,
the camp is nestled between communities
and wildlife conservancies.

Makuleke Concession

Explore the untamed wilderness of Kruger
National Park’s Makuleke Concession
with EcoTraining.

Mashatu Game Reserve

Located at the confluence of the Limpopo
and Shashe Rivers, in the eastern
corner of Botswana.

Pridelands Conservancy

A natural wonderland with free-roaming
elephants located in the Limpopo
Province of South Africa.

Selati Game Reserve

A sanctuary for wildlife, providing visitors
an opportunity to witness Africa’s
animals in their natural habitat.

Karongwe Reserve

A unique safari destination that offers
visitors an immersive and unforgettable
experience.

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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.

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