Get hands-on training in this intensive wildlife conservation program in South Africa, earn academic credits AND get careers training from Conservation Careers!

This expedition is an extensive 22-day African wildlife conservation program for students in conservation biology and wildlife ecology, incorporating interaction with experts in wildlife management, animal rehabilitation, reptile care and game capture, diagnostics and relocation. Learn about all the aspects of reserve and wildlife management in the African context.

Included, are 6 transferable academic credits from the North-West University, South Africa.

About Our Partner

Meet your mobile classroom in Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Veterinary science!

Conservation Careers has teamed up with an organisation offering exciting hands-on, in depth educational expeditions to students and professionals in wildlife conservation and veterinary science. Anyone with a keen interest in wildlife conservation can come and enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience! This is an ideal way to launch your veterinary and wildlife conservation career.

If you register your interest below, we’ll put you in touch with our partner to take the booking and to plan your trip!

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Course Content

The focus areas of this course are: Wildlife management techniques, Sustainable resource utilisation, Ecosystems and biodiversity, Reserve and resort management and Wild animal capture and care, diagnostics and disease prevention technology

  • Wildlife management
  • Care and relocation of wildlife
  • Wildlife economics and food security
  • Reserve and resort management
  • Grazing and browse capacity estimates
  • General concepts of carrying capacity in a multi-species park
  • Maximisation of tourist experience and minimizing environmental impact
  • Road layout and fire as a management tool
  • Local community participation

BONUS! Kick-starter online training for Early Career Conservationists (worth £295)

Conservation CareersFeeling lost in your conservation job hunt? Want to work in conservation, but don’t know where to start? Get your career on track with the Kick-starter online training for Early Career Conservationists designed to help you understand the job market, to navigate your career options, and to get hired more quickly.

Whether you’re at university and planning your next steps, a graduate in the job hunt or working in an unrelated job but interested to switch into conservation, this course is designed to help you.

This unique online course has been designed to increase your chances of success, and is being specially organised and run by Conservation Careers.

All you need to do is register your interest in the project below, and if you choose to make a booking we’ll save a place for you on our course when you get back from your placement.

Included in the course is a year’s full-access membership of the Conservation Careers Academy, which includes access to over 8,000 jobs, 1,500 training courses, live training events and many more career-boosting options.

Dates & Costs

Dates 2021:

  • WC01 – 20 June to 11 July
  • WC02 – 28 December 2021 to 18 January 2022

Cost: US$4 980 per person sharing

Expeditions include:

  • Accommodation (camping unless specified otherwise) and transportation for the duration of the program
  • Airport transfers as stated
  • Lectures and course material
  • Permits and entry fees
  • All meals
  • Group activities

Expeditions exclude:

  • Air travel to and from South Africa

Reserve your place or ask a question