- 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.
- 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).
- On successful completion of the course, each student will receive an official WEF accredited certificate.
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Next Course Date: 11 August 2016 (CLICK HERE for more dates)
Venue Host: UKUTULA Lodge & Conservation Center (Brits)
- Registration & Coffee
- Introduction to the Animal Kingdom
- Basic Ecology & Population Dynamics
Trophic Levels, Food chain & Food Piramids
Basic Animal Behaviour
- Evolusion & Predation – Adaptations & Behaviour
- Tea Break
- 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
Humans & predation – Biological population/pest control
- Practicum: Tour of the predator enclosures, UCC & Cheetah Clinic, interaction & special information
- Predators in Africa
Examples of African predators
– classification, morphology, ecology, unique features, adaptations & behaviour
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
- Tea Break
- Conservation & Management
The Role & Future of Predators in a “modern” world
Conservation strategies & wildlife management
- Lion Walk (optional)
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)
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.