Online Conservation Courses and Virtual Programmes

Join the Wildlife ACT Training Academy, now offering four online conservation courses

Endangered & Priority Species Conservation & Habitat Management Course

This Wildlife ACT accredited course introduces participants to the most up-to-date, in-field conservation techniques and practices. Our Senior Monitor, Megan Hudson, introduces important aspects of Wildlife Monitoring, Camera Trapping, Tracking and Spoor, Conservation Management, Capture and Relocation, Wildlife Crime & Illegal Trade and Community Conservation.

With the lockdown and travel bans having resulted in us being unable to accept volunteers and students for most of 2020, we developed this online Conservation Training Course through Teachable Inc. This virtual version of our regular 4 week course in the field, still provides a stepping stone for nature lovers looking to possibly pursue a career in wildlife conservation. It includes a mix of live and pre-recorded classes and all course content and recorded sessions will be available to be completed at your own leisure.

Online Conservation Courses - Endangered & Priority Species Conservation & Habitat Management

Course Details:

Course Date:  10 May – 07 June 2021

Duration: 4 Weeks

Platform: Teachable Inc.

Cost: €119 for the full, 4 week course

Eligibility: To anyone interested in endangered wildlife and habitats, the threats they are facing, and how to protect them.

Live Q+A’s / Instructor Sessions: Wednesday at 16h30 (GMT+0) / 17:30 BST

Quiz: The course will conclude with an online quiz, with certificates of completion provided.

Next Course Dates: TBA


Tracking for Conservationists Course

Spoor, Signs and Tracking Technologies

Wildlife ACT has taken the many years of experience from its most skilled trackers, to develop a unique 8-week conservation-focused virtual course, presented by two of our experienced field staff, Megan Hudson and Hollie M’gog. Whether you are planning a career in conservation or just wish to boost your field skills, then this course will further your appreciation and understanding of an age-old art.

Learn to build your awareness of the ground, aerial and vocal clues that surround us, learn about tracking technology and learn how tracks and signs are incorporated into the development of conservation initiatives, especially those pertaining to the field-based conservation of endangered and priority species.

Online Conservation Courses - Wildlife Tracking for Conservationists

Course Details

Course Date:  07 June – 02 August.

Duration: 8 Weeks

Platform: Teachable Inc.

Cost: €119 for the full, 8 week course. Discount offered to previous students.

Eligibility: To anyone interested in the science and art of wildlife tracking.

Live Q+A’s: Thursdays at 18h30 (GMT+0)

Quiz: The course will conclude with an online quiz, with certificates of completion provided.

Next Course Dates: TBA


Tracks & Signs: An Introduction for the Conservation Enthusiast

Learn the age-old art and science of traditional tracking and its importance in conservation applications.

In this course, Wildlife ACT takes the many years of experience from its oldest and its best trackers, and combines it into an introductory 4 week course taught by Megan Hudson and Hollie M’gog, two experienced field & experiential teaching personnel!

Tracking is a crucial skill within conservation management – perhaps you are a curious tracker or want to learn more about African wildlife, their tracks, scats & signs. This course will be your guide into building your awareness of the ground, aerial and vocal clues that surround us. Learn how you, a more knowledgeable tracker, can better contribute to the conservation of our protected areas.

Tracking is a core aspect of Wildlife ACT’s on-the-ground operations, be this through monitoring and tracking technology, our support and partnering with K9 anti-poaching dog units and our ultlisation of the skills of incredible trackers.

Note that this is currently the most basic or entry-level course of all our online conservation courses.

Online Conservation Courses - Tracks & Signs: An Introduction for the Conservation Enthusiast

Course Details

Course Date:  07 June – 05 July.

Duration: 4 Weeks

Platform: Teachable Inc.

Cost: €60 for the full, 4 week course. Discount offered to previous students.

Eligibility: To anyone interested in the science and art of wildlife tracking.

Live Q+A’s: Thursdays at 18h30 (GMT+0)

Quiz: The course will conclude with an online quiz, with certificates of completion provided.

Next Course Dates: This course will run again on 02 August 2021.


Mapping as a Tool for Conservationists

In this course, Wildlife ACT takes the many years of experience from its field instructors, practical map users and GIS specialists, and combines it into one 4 week course taught by Hollie M’gog and Jonathan Gatwood.

Practical skills are so important for you to help conserve protected areas and priority species. Here we present the practical uses of, as well as a practical based activity to build conservation mapping skills.

Mapping is a crucial skill within conservation – that expert mapper may not be you, but, if you can learn to build your core mapping skills then you will be better rounded in your ability to contribute to the conservation of our protected areas.

Note that this is one of our more advanced online conservation courses, however, no previous mapping experience is required to take the course.

Online Conservation Courses - Mapping as a Tool for Conservationists

Course Details

Course Date:  10 May – 07 June 2021

Duration: 4 Weeks

Platform: Teachable Inc.

Cost: €150 for the full, 4 week course. Discount offered to previous students.

Eligibility: For anyone wanting to learn to use GIS as a monitoring tool to promote successful conservation interventions.

Live Q+A’s / Instructor Sessions: Tuesdays at 16h30 (GMT+0) / 17:30 BST

Next Course Dates: TBA

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