Wildtrax Explorations has developed a multidisciplinary program that incorporates lessons from agricultural sciences, ecology, economy, sociology. This diverse courses builds the foundation for understanding the role of ecology and wildlife management. Ecological and evolutionary principles are coupled with human dimensions to explain current strategies and techniques for managing natural and cultural resources. Our curriculum focuses on learning the ecology of key species that comprise many Tanzanian ecosystems. can be managed to assist local communities while conserving biodiversity. You will grasp the importance of the socioeconomic and ecological variables that are essential to successful conservation efforts.
Wildtrax Explorations organizes this course into two components: a Learning Safari and a Field Methods Training. Both sections offer the experience necessary for molding students in conservation science. The Learning Safari provides the foundation for understanding cultural differences, identifying conservation obstacles, learning wildlife identification, and getting familiar with rustic camping. The Field Methods Training allows you to join an ongoing wildlife monitoring program. You will learn field methods for collecting ecological information that is important for managing and conserving wildlife within the Serengeti ecosystem.
Throughout the course, you will have numerous opportunities to learn new skills while visiting some of the world’s most famous wildlife areas. Interacting with scientists and community leaders will reveal the actual situations of people who work and live in areas where conservation projects occur.
Location: Northern Tanzania
Duration: 2 Weeks
Months to Join: January & June
Course topics: wildlife ecology, field research methods, community-based conservation, human-wildlife coexistence
The GOALS of the course are to:
Sights visited* include:
*itinerary is tentative can may change without prior notice
How do you manage 12,600 acres of land that neighbors one of the world’s most famous national parks?
First, you start by finding out who’s home!
Enashiva Nature Refuge neighbors the Serengeti National Park where some of the continent’s best wildlife viewing takes place! Enashiva is 12,600 acres of wilderness that was recently managed with wildlife conservation as its priority. Understanding the biodiversity of natural resources is a major goal for managing Enashiva. Wildtrax Explorations has developed a biodiversity monitoring program that delivers the data necessary for successful management of Enashiva’s natural resources. Our program documents the variety of species and habitats that are found at Enashiva. The Refuge is in a stage of ecological transition as it converts from agircultural land to a wildlife conservation area. As Enashiva undergoes natural changes, the species inhabiting the refuge will also change. A biodiversity monitoring program is the foundation of understanding how the land is used by wildlife.
A successful management strategy relies on accurate observations of the different flora and fauna on the property. At Enashiva, you will learn use a diversity of survey techniques including, but not limited to:-
This information will be used by the land managers to develop a comprehensive strategy for conserving the Refuge’s diversity of natural resources.
January 2 - 17, 2020
June 6 - 19, 2020
*dates are subject to change, please contact us for updated details
Included: Pick-up & drop off at airport, in country orientation, accommodation, 3 meals a day, transportation, park fees, village fees, training sessions for wildlife monitoring.
Course Fees: ≈ $3800*
*costs are subject to change, please contact us for updated details
Are you looking to gain some hands on experience with wildlife veterinarians and while living on a wildlife reserve? If so, the Waterberg Wildlife & Veterinary Course is the program for you!
Situated on a 35,000 hectare reserve, this course allows you to become part of the conservation team and work alongside researchers, wildlife veterinarians, and conservation professionals.
If you are a veterinary nurse or student, this course will be an ideal work experience program.
The Pre-Vet Eco Experience is a unique course that has been made specifically for students wanting to apply to veterinary school. We know that acceptance into veterinary school is highly competitive and previous work experience is considered when approving applications. This course offers you the opportunity to work alongside an award winning conservation department and pioneering veterinary staff at the reserve to gain the valuable valuable experience that sets you above the crowd.
The course has been designed to give budding, potential veterinary students an in depth introduction to veterinary science in the context of South African wildlife. If you are looking for career-defining experiences as a wildlife veterinarian, then look no further than our Pre-Vet Eco Experience.
Location: Waterberg, South Africa
Duration: 2 Weeks
Dates: 20 July – 1 August 2020
As a participant on this program, you will:
VETERINARIAN ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:
Introduction to Darting Techniques
The various darting techniques used for game capture and immobilization, learning to handle the various darting systems and target practice.
Introduction to Drug Preparation and Pharmacology
Learn the basics of pharmacology in the context of African wildlife,you will learn how to draw and calculate drugs for various species and circumstances.
Introduction to Injections and Drawing up IV’s
Work with the veterinary team and learn the basics of injections and drawing up IV’s, a vital part of being a wildlife Vet.
Translocation of Antelope Species
Techniques used for mass capture and translocation of antelope species.
Passive Game Capture
Practical techniques on passive game capture of various species.
Conduct postmortems with Veterinary staff for research and assessment.
Be the Vet
Here you will be required to put your skills learnt to the test as you head out on the reserve to manage the team and act as the wildlife vet to manage the procedure. E.g. advise on quantities of drugs to be used for translocation of blue wildebeest.
Any Emergency Veterinary Procedures
As required by the Veterinary team on the reserve.
CONSERVATION & RESEARCH ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:
Theory and Lectures for Chemical and Physical Restraint of Wild Animals:
Presentations Relating to Applying to Veterinary School
Practical preparation for EMS
Course 1: 6 January – 18 January 2020
Course 2 : 6 April – 18 April 2020
Course 3: 27 April – 9 June 2020
Course 4: 22 June – 4 July 2020
Course 5 (Pre Vet): 20 July – 1 August 2020 Course 6: 3 August – 15 August 2020
Accommodation: Research camp located on Game Reserve.
Meals: Three meals per day included, self prepared.
All inclusive experience and course: $1850