1. The PREDATOR Course 1 (EGP-1A) is one of our most popular courses and has been completed by numerous wildlife & conservation enthusiasts, educators & students, wildlife volunteers and nature enthusiasts as it is an excellent introduction to predators and working with wildlife.
  2. The course can be completed either online (EGP-1AO) or as a lectured short course (EGP-1A). The course content has been compiled and will be evaluated by our professional & experienced wildlife & conservation expert(s).
  3. On successful completion of the course, each student will receive an official WEF accredited certificate.
  4. CLICK HERE to enrol/Register – *** NB: SPECIAL fee for SCHOOLScontact us for detail

 

* Invite the WEF to present a wildlife course at YOUR venue/destination … Just contact us (CLICK HERE)

Next Course Date: 11 August 2016 (CLICK HERE for more dates)
Venue Host: UKUTULA Lodge & Conservation Center (Brits)

Course Content:

  1. Registration & Coffee
  2. Introduction to the Animal Kingdom
  3. Basic Ecology & Population Dynamics
    Community Organisation
    Trophic Levels, Food chain & Food Piramids
    Basic Animal Behaviour
  4. Evolusion & Predation – Adaptations & Behaviour
  5. Tea Break
  6. Mammals & Predation
    “Mammal” vs “Carnivore” vs “Predator” – Morphology, anatomy, diversity, adaptations
    Geographical Distribution & Functional Classification
    Degree of specilisation & Tropic Level
    Ecological Role – Predation as competition, Adaptations & Behaviour
    Population dynamics
    Humans & predation – Biological population/pest control
  7. Lunch
  8. Practicum: Tour of the predator enclosures, UCC & Cheetah Clinic, interaction & special information
  9. Predators in Africa
    Examples of African predators
    classification, morphology, ecology, unique features, adaptations & behaviour
    Felidae (“cats”)
    Viverridae (civets & genets)
    Herpestidae (suricate & mongoose)
    Hyaenidae (hyaena & aardwolf)
    Canidae (“dog-like” carnivores: wilddog, jackal, fox)
    Mustelidae (badger, otter)
    Other examples/interesting facts, including: The Human Predator
  10. Tea Break
  11. Conservation & Management
    The Role & Future of Predators in a “modern” world
    Conservation strategies & wildlife management
  12. Conclusion
  13. Lion Walk (optional)
OPTION B: LECTURED PREDATOR Course (EGP-1A, EGP-2A):
The theoretical content of the lectured course is presented by a professional zoologist as a specialist introduction to working with Predators/wildlife in nature, especially as a wildlife guide/ranger/volunteer working in any wildlife or conservation situation.
Venue: Our specialist lectures are presented either directly at your reserve/organisation’s location or at a pre-designated venue as a one day course (EGP-1A) or a two day course (EGP-2A).
Study Material: The course fee includes study material and notes.
Refreshments: Light refreshments are included.
Special BIG CAT Walk/Tour: Included as part of the course (visit predators at UKUTULA)

*** NB: SPECIAL fee for SCHOOLScontact us for detail
Invite the WEF to present a wildlife course at YOUR venue/destination … Just contact us (CLICK HERE)

Cost for Lectured course – 1 DAY (EGP-1A):
a) Lectured courses require a minimum of 10 students, cost: R850/student, or
b) if only between 5 and 9 students, the cost is R1150/student.

Cost for Lectured course – 2 DAYS (EGP-2A):
a) Lectured courses require a minimum of 10 students, cost: R1850/student, or
b) if only between 5 and 9 students, the cost is R2250/student.
c) Includes 1 night accommodation, meals, refreshments, predator tour/walk, game drive, etc.

OPTION B: ONLINE Predator Course (EGP-1AO):
Students complete the course and final evaluation online, where-after a diploma in pdf format is issued to successful candidates.Cost for Online course: R950/student (ZAR 950) – This new Online Course will only be available from next year (2017)

Please contact us if you need more information or CLICK HERE to book/register for a lectured course.