AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING
Conservation & Hospitality Management School


  CONSERVATION FACULTY... 

AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING has a long history in quality Conservation Management education. The aim of the Conservation Faculty is to be a leader in wildlife management education and . We aim to be a significant player in the growth and development of the Southern African game industry - providing and deploying skilled and knowledgeable support staff and personnel to the industry…

All our conservation courses are fully accredited by the INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CONSERVATION INITIATIVE (ISCI) - leading ‘supplier’ of specialised task teams, trained support staff and skilled volunteers to the wildlife conservation industry - not only in Southern Africa, but across Africa.


COURSE OPTIONS:  

CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

DURATION: 3 Months Full-time

Join the ‘Conservation Services’ community today and contribute to wildlife conservation in Africa...

The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills to succeed in a rapidly-changing nature conservation environment where innovation is key. Graduates are equipped with a comprehensive range of technical, managerial, research, communication and life skills for employment in the field of nature conservation. 
The purpose of this qualification is to supply the nature conservation industry with people who can competently contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and provide knowledgeable assistance to natural resource and reserve managers.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDED:

Wildlife/Reserve Management, Wilderness Protection (Anti-poaching), Field Ranger Training, Game Ranching/Game Breeding, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife Research, Conservation Action Planning, And much more...

STUDENT FEE: R 81 000:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees. 

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WILDLIFE/RESERVE MANAGEMENT COURSE

DURATION: 21 Days Full-time

Start your career in conservation under the mentorship of renowned conservationists, ex-Kruger Park rangers and veterans in in the field; or just join the course for a life changing wilderness experience…the choice is yours, but one thing is certain - what you will learn and experience is priceless!!! 

This “feet-wet & hands-dirty” course has been developed to teach students the fundamentals of sustainable and responsible wildlife management as they actively partake in the daily running of a wilderness concession...

COURSE CONTENTS:

Conservation Action Planning, Laws & Legislation, Bio-diversity Conservation, Natural Resources Protection, Veld Management, Ecological Processes & Principles, Plant & Animal Care, Land Degradation, Invader Plants, Bush Encroachment, Road Maintenance, Fire Management, Animal Health Monitoring, Game Fencing, Anti-poaching & Reserve Security, Carrying Capacity & Population Control, And much more…

STUDENT FEE: R 26 700:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees. 

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 GAME RANCH MANAGEMENT  COURSE

DURATION: 21 Days Full-time

The 21-Day GAME RANCH MANAGEMENT COURSE  was  written  and compiled in  conjunction  with  renowned conservationists  and  environment  scientists, focusing extensively on  the sustainable breeding of native animal species inhabiting the African Savannah and the rehabilitation of sick/injured animals to be released back into the wild. 

It is based upon extensive practical experience and provides a detailed, theoretical and practically orientated insight into the requirements of setting up and running  a  successful  wildlife  production  and breeding facility  on  game  reserves  and  conservancies.

COURSE CONTENTS:

Introduction to Game Ranching, Ecosystems, Four Pillars of Game Ranching (Breeding, Meat Production, Hunting & Animal Products), Planning & Management, Nutrition in game animals, Genomics, Predator Management, Game Capturing Methods, Diseases & Parasites, Animal Health Monitoring, Species Accounts, Wildlife Rehabilitation, And much more…

STUDENT FEE: R 26 700:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material & Uniform Contribution

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 WILDERNESS PROTECTION (Anti-poaching) COURSE

DURATION: 11 Days Full-time

Become a custodian for wildlife conservation in Africa…

Our WILDERNESS PROTECTION (Anti-Poaching) COURSE is based upon extensive direct counter-poaching experience. 
This course provides a well balanced theoretical and practical blend of proven and tested tactics to the prevention of poaching, theft and mutilation of game animals, from a game reserve and wilderness conservation perspective.  If you are a reserve owner, conservancy, wildlife or game farm manager; game ranger, game scout,  game guard, trails guide or field guide or merely have an interest in this field, this course is for you.

COURSE CONTENTS:

Introduction to Anti-poaching, Setting-up an Anti-poaching Unit, Training Field Rangers, Active & Passive Counter, Anti-poaching Methods, Anti-poaching Operations, Poaching Methods, The Economics of Poaching, Anti-poaching Equipment, Anti-poaching Action Plans, Bush Craft and Survival, And much more

STUDENT FEE: R 20 750:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, & Uniform Contribution

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (EE)       COURSE

DURATION: 11 Days Full-time

This course will teach you the principles of Environmental Education in practice and equip you with all the necessary tools, knowledge and skills you will need to confidently apply your Environmental Education initiatives in your own environment and make a ‘real’ difference in conservation and the preservation of our most valuable natural resources… 

On completion of the course students will be able to design, plan, implement, facilitate and evaluate on a variety of environmental learning programmes. The course will also equip participants with best practice environmental education training techniques and methodologies.

COURSE CONTENTS:

Introduction to Environmental Education, Teaching Methodologies and Techniques, Changing Attitudes and Behaviour, Planning - Designing - Facilitating - Evaluating EE Programs, Conducting Training Interventions, And much more...

STUDENT FEE: R 14 600:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material & Uniform Contribution

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