South Africa

Experience South Africa

Wildlife ACT conducts intensive endangered species monitoring work in Zululand, South Africa. This requires us and student volunteers to go out into the reserve every day and find these animals using either VHF tracking equipment (which you will be given instruction on how to operate) or conventional spoor tracking techniques. We also develop photo and illustrated identikits of all the species we help monitor. Before you design a project based on our work in South Africa, it is best that you first understand the work which we do and within that the scope of data we have available for analysis and the environment within which you can collect additional data.
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Undergrad Student Projects – South Africa

From a student perspective the field of monitoring offers a bounty of opportunities for data collection – whether it be as simple as recording a location and noting the surrounding habitat – through to dung collection and DNA analyses. Students and wildlife researchers could ask for access to previous information collected before they arrived so as to enhance their data set and research projects. Time spent with Wildlife ACT can help ensure that meaningful wildlife conservation projects are developed.

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Conservation Training Courses

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
Project Type:
Conservation Training Course
Duration:
4 Weeks
Price:
R42,500.00 For 4 weeks

A four week course offering practical, hands-on training, underpinned by course material carefully developed by experts. Provides a unique understanding of the most up-to-date, in-field conservation techniques and practices, for nature enthusiasts or those considering a career in conservation. Includes practical Big 5 monitoring, data collection and research, learning about wildlife management and ecological principles, supporting research goals on the reserve, and engaging in habitat and reserve management activities as part of Wildlife ACT’s ongoing conservation programmes.

Requirements:
18+
Price:
R42,500.00 For 4 weeks
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Field Research and Learning

Zululand, South Africa
Project Type:
Student Participation
Duration:
2 weeks +
Price:
R22,000.00 First 2 weeks
R15,700.00 Every following 2 weeks

Whether you would like to complete an official research study as part as your Undergraduate / Honours degree, or Postgraduate dissertation – or simply to complete an experiential Fieldwork component of your degree; all student volunteers are welcome! Join our team of professional conservationists and wildlife monitors in the field for a hands-on, practical learning experience in Zululand, South Africa.

Requirements:
18+
Price:
R22,000.00 First 2 weeks
R15,700.00 Every following 2 weeks
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