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Comment by Corne Schalkwyk on February 22, 2012 at 8:35am

Rhino Conservation course in Kruger National Park

The aim of the course is twofold. First, to provide an in-depth education suitable for guides, rangers, tourists, and academics on the two African rhinos and the conservation thereof. Second, to establish and teach non-invasive methods for monitoring rhino populations.

The main method of instruction would be hands on participation in a rhino monitoring project. This would be supplemented by lectures. The goal of the monitoring project would be to establish identikits for all rhinos within a given research area. This would be accomplished by a variety of methods depending on the area, including:

  • camera traps, tracking/trailing, and plaster casts of tracks would be used to identify individual rhinos by their tracks.
  • Trailing on foot or by vehicle when possible to get photos of rhinos for identification purposes.
  • Trailing on foot to establish rhino movement patterns, habitat selection, water sources, and territories.
  • Observing on foot or by vehicle to study behaviour and habitat/food selection.
  • Dung analysis to study food selection.

Topics to be covered during the course would include:

  1. rhinos of the world
  2. rhino biology
  3. evolution of Rhinocerotidae and subtaxa
  4. rhino behaviour (black and white rhinos)
  5. poaching and anti-poaching
  6. conservation issues
  7. conservation research and research methods
  8. tracking and trailing
  9. rhino habitats & ecosystems

Instructor Brain Kelly

1- 7 April 2012 (Kruger National Park South Africa)

R 5700 per person

Contact enquiries@ecotraining.co.za or visit our website at www.ecotraining.co.za for information on the Makuleke consession.

Comment by Oasis Adventures and Camps Ltd on January 24, 2012 at 1:53am

Beautiful scenery, lots of birdlife and wildlife. Lakes Nakuru, Elementaita and Bogoria. Stay at our camp and experience these gems.http://www.oasis.co.ke

Comment by Corne Schalkwyk on January 17, 2012 at 1:07am

Safari Guide Course

LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY, KENYA

Not only will your 28 days be filled with exciting experiences while gaining valuable knowledge and insight into the natural world. You will also become one of nature’s responsible custodians for it has never been more important than now. The natural world is under threat with animal numbers plummeting, species becoming extinct and vast acres of land being gobbled up with human encroachment stretching its greedy fingers all over the globe.

 

And this is exactly the aim of the LWC and EcoTraining. For we adhere to the notion that there is no conservation without education. And with this at the core, we want to become “the model of excellence for guide training in Kenya”.

“We believe that there is a real need to supply quality training to potential guides in order to improve their guiding abilities, to make them more responsible and to give them a sense of pride in what they do. For many of these guides, the tourism industry is the only career option available.”

 

2012 will see Eco Training return to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) in Kenya for two more 28 day field guide courses – 10 February-8 March and 3-30 August. There are still places available, so book now and explore the plains on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya teaming with a great variety of wildlife.

 

Please contact EcoTraining for more information at enquiries@ecotraining.co.za or visit the website at www.ecotraining.co.za  or contact one of the local numbers for information

Comment by Hesbon Kerongo on December 20, 2011 at 12:29pm

enjoying waters of Mombasa Kenya

Comment by Bulungu Ettiené on December 14, 2011 at 11:02am

Comment by Bulungu Ettiené on December 14, 2011 at 10:58am

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Comment by Jennifer Vander Lind on December 8, 2011 at 6:31pm

We have a great small group tour planned for 2012. Seeing the top sites of Africa's Kenya area. Join us today for this trip of a lifetime.

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Comment by Corne Schalkwyk on November 30, 2011 at 3:16am

Hi Guys

Below is some information on the birding course “Birding in the Bush” available at EcoTraining Camps in South Africa and Botswana.

This Training Course has been designed to cater for those who wish to learn the basics of Bird Identification or improve their existing identification skills.

It is very much a practical course, although there are some lectures which include the following:

Birding Ethics and Code of Conduct

Birding Equipment

Bird Anatomy and Physiology

Species Identification in the field

Courses incorporate theory sessions during the day and practical bird
identification sessions of early morning and late afternoon drive/walks. 
Usually, the theory session is held after breakfast or before departing on the
afternoon walk or drive.

2012 Dates available

6 March – 12 March – Kruger national park (Makuleke private concession)

20 September – 26 September – Botswana (Mashatu Game reserve)

21 October – 27 October - Kruger national park (Makuleke private concession)

9 December – 15 December – Greater Kruger Biome – Karongwe Game reserve

contact enquiries@ecotraining.co.za or visit our website at www.ecotraining.co.za for more information. EcoTraining-Birding%20in%20the%20Bush-7days.pdf 

Comment by ERICK OTIENO on November 21, 2011 at 1:36am
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Comment by Oasis Adventures and Camps Ltd on November 19, 2011 at 7:09am

Biking adventures around Lakes Elementaita, Nakuru, Baringo and Bogoriahttp://www.oasis.co.ke/eco.html

 

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