Wildlife ACT, an award-winning African Wildlife Conservation organisation in South Africa, have launched online conservation courses through the Wildlife ACT Training Academy on Teachable Inc.
This course focuses on practical mapping skills and is an activity-based learning experience in Qgis and ArcGIS. It introduces students to the different forms of mapping using GIS, GPS and remote sensing and using these as tools to solve the practical issues of species and habitat conservation.
We look at the value of mapping within conservation, measurements, visualisations and scaling of data to map migrations, wildlife movements, invasive plants and human-wildlife interfaces. Students will look at software, data-sets, documentation and mapping principles and projections. Students will aim, alongside their learning, to practically map leopard territories within a protected area in Southern Africa using either ArcGIS or Qgis.
The course begins once you sign up!
Duration: 4 Weeks
Cost: €150 for the full, 4 week course
Live Q+A’s: Wednesdays at 18h30 (GMT+0). All live sessions are recorded and made available to students who cannot make them.
Eligibility: For anyone wanting to learn to use GIS as a monitoring tool to promote successful conservation interventions. The course will conclude with a final online quiz, with certificates of completion provided.
About Wildlife ACT
Wildlife ACT funds much of their conservation work through ecotourism, which allows critical endangered and priority species monitoring work to take place across 5 protected areas in Zululand, South Africa. Due to the current national lockdown and travel restrictions, they have lost this funding. So by simply taking the course, please know that you are helping to support the work that we do to protect wildlife.