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FGASA Nature Guide Training Course – March 2017

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FGASA Nature Guide Course March 2017 This early kick-off to our safari guide training courses at Kwapa Training Camp has been incredibly rewarding. So what has happened in the first 3 weeks of our FGASA Nature Guide Course March 2017? Once again, our course has been a wonderful mix of local and international students. The course begain in the tail …

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Bush Survival Skills – Drinking Water

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Introduction In my previou blog about how to go about finding water in the African wilderness we were introduced to survival skills. We discussed how to use basic tracking skills and common sense to locate water in when you are trying to survive. If you missed it here is the link http://www.guidetrainingcourses.com/bush-survival-skills/art-of-wildlife-tracking. In this blog we talk about water filtration …

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Bush Survival Skills & The Art Of Wildlife Tracking

One of the key elements to survival in the bush is the art of tracking. Understanding the tracks and signs around you provides a window into the recent activity of wildlife in an area. This coupled with a deep knowledge of the drinking and feeding habits of the animals allows you to predict the movement of animals and map their …

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BQA Level 2 Qualification Rolls-Out

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Wild dog return to Kwapa after denning

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August Trails Guide Course Special…

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Release of the 3rd Edition of Botswana Guide Training Manual

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Spoor Density As A Measure Of True Density Of A Known Population Of Free-Ranging Wild Cheetah In Botswana

Spoor Density As A Measure Of True Density Of A Known Population Of Free-Ranging Wild Cheetah In Botswana

An accurate estimate of population density is essential for the management and protection of endangered species, such as the cheetah Acinonyx jubatus, which is listed as vulnerable by IUCN (2007). As in most large carnivores, the cheetah population is declining (Marker et al., 2003) and the ability to develop an accurate, repeatable and cost-effective method to assess population trends and …

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Results Of A Motion Camera Survey In Jwana Game Park, Jwaneng, Botswana

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Jwana Game Park is a small game reserve (180km2) located in the Southern district of Botswana. The reserve surrounds the Jwaneng Diamond mine and is owned and managed by the Debswana diamond company. It is surrounded by a game fence and stocked with small and large game. Un-stocked mammal species including predators freely move between the reserve and the surrounding …

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