Wildlife ACT course
"I learnt so much about the tracking of African animals and the signs they leave behind for us to read"

"I'm now very interested in a conservaton career and loved the Wildlife ACT way of learning - can't wait to be out in the field"

"I love solving puzzles, investigating scenes and, with this course, I learnt to look for clues to determine wildlife activity"

In this course, Wildlife ACT takes the many years of experience from its oldest and its best trackers, and combines it into an introductory 4 week course taught by Megan Hudson and Hollie M’gog, two experienced field & experiential teaching personnel!

The Wildlife ACT Way!

Tracking is a crucial skill within conservation management – perhaps you are a curious tracker or want to learn more about African wildlife, their tracks, scats & signs. This course will be your guide into building your awareness of the ground, aerial and vocal clues that surround us. Learn how you, a more knowledagable tracker, can better contribite to the conservation of our protected areas.

Tracking is a core aspect of Wildlife ACT’s on-the-ground operations, be this through monitoring and tracking technology, our support and partnering with K9 anti-poaching dog units and our ultlisation of the skills of incredible trackers.

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If you are a returning student please enquire about a qualifying discount!

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Learn to traditionally read tracks, scats & signs

Tracking is integral to the knowledge of animal movement. Without this knowledge we cannot grow our protected areas, monitor our priority species, track the poachers that threaten our endangered wildlife.

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Interactive 'Scene Investigations' & useful career advice

Tracking is a learning process, no-one knows it all, it is a puzzle to solve and it is about learning to get to know the animals you are tracking – their behaviours, their traits, their nuances.

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The uses of track & sign in the conservation field

Using tracking as a monitoring tool, reading ethology signals, dissecting pellets, tracking birds, listening to sounds, reviewing signaling and communication, learning why tracking is crucial in applied conservation.

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Tracks & Signs: An introduction for conservation enthusiasts (01 Feb 2021)

Learning the practical applications of tracks, scats and sign reading for wilderness conservation

 ‘This short introduction into the science and art of tracking in Africa delves into the finding and interpretation of tracks, scats and signs. We look at tracking birds, injured animals, identifying scats, tracking as a crucial tool in anti-poaching and interpreting intention signals by looking deeper into the ethology, social systems and behaviour types of African wildlife. Each lecture tests your own interpretation and observation skills through interactive Scene Investigations that will be reviewed at the end of the course.’

Course Continuation

If you enjoyed this course, have kept up with learning and want to continue, you are able to top up your enrollment price and move onto learning about tracking technologies and their place in monitoring, habitat and species preservation in the 'Tracking for Conservationists' course.

Please contact the Wildlife ACT team to get your discount coupon.

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Hi, I'm Megan!

Wildlife Monitor and Conservation Course Instructor

With over 5 years experience in the Zululand field, I am here to help guide the paths of all the inquisitive conservationists out there!

When not in the field getting hands dirty with practical work and monitoring, I spend my time putting my conservation knowledge to the test with research reports and creating new activities for when I can get into the field next!

Hujambo, I'm Hollie M'gog!

Author, safari guide, field instructor & online teacher

A gregarious loner interested in all the wild places of the world with a passion for science communication (biology, conservation ecology and wildlife management) and the relaying of natural history through experiential learning and the age old art of storytelling. Born and brought up in rural Kenya, worked in Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and committed to dedicating my life to conservation education.

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All the funds raised from this course are helping to keep Wildlife ACT operational during these COVID pandemic times. By simply taking the course, you are helping to support the work that we do to protect wildlife, thank you.