Five young aspiring conservations are being given an opportunity to pursue their dreams of a career in wildlife, conservation management and tracking by training to become a ranger or tourism manager.
AndBeyond Phinda, in collaboration with Africa Foundation, has launched a six-month hands-on community development programme targeting local scholars. Post-study, the five students are further offered the opportunity to do their FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa) level 1 qualification.
As part of the course, these scholars track wildlife, conduct vegetation surveys, and assist with notching and dehorning.
Although the development programme equips the students with fieldwork skills, emphasis is placed on why conservation is essential if the local students are well-educated on the why they can trickle this information to their communities and create more awareness.
The first five students have recently completed the course. Phinda andBeyond is now raising funds for the following five students to take part in this wonderful opportunity.
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