Wildlife Conservation in South Africa (Wildlife Conservation)



20+ hours | 70+ lessons | 11 Organizations | Donations Included | Wildlife Conservation Collaboration | Fundraising Course

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This is a dynamic course so it may grow over time – at no extra cost once purchased. Some lessons are subject to change!

This course aims to bring together a collaboration of organisations and topics giving you a comprehensive overview of wildlife conservation plus a veterinary medicine understanding

This course includes:

  • 20+ hours of on-demand video
  • Full access while a member
  • Certificate of completion
  • Ongoing forum discussions

What you’ll learn:

  • Comprehend conservation and research of South African land and marine wildlife
  • Comprehend best practices and success stories of wildlife conservation
  • Learn about tried and tested conservation techniques

Course Topics:

  • Cheetah Conservation
  • Conservation Education
  • Eco-system Links – Birds, Bees & Flowers
  • Endangered Species
  • Hippo Conservation
  • Large Carnivore Ecology
  • Pangolin Conservation
  • Penguin Conservation
  • Rhino Conservation
  • Shark Conservation
  • Wildlife Veterinary Medicine

Course Outcomes:

  • Wildlife Conservation introductions and overviews
  • Comprehensive Veterinary Medicine understanding
  • Optional Virtual Volunteering
  • Certificates (members only)
  • Additional Resources and Downloads (members only)


  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level.
  • An interest in charities, NGOs and NPOs would be an advantage.
  • An interest in wildlife conservation would be an advantage.

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals with a passion for nature and the environment.
  • Students of conservation-related fields
  • Professionals who want to gain knowledge about wildlife conservation / veterinary medicine.

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Join our journey and meet some of the most inspiring conservation projects, researchers and conservationists in South Africa.

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Meet, learn and interact with presentations and discussions on topics such asThe implications of conservation and management, Shark research, Large carnivore ecology, Breeding coastal seabirds, Empowering communities to protect wildlife and assist conservation, Pollinators of the Fynbos (national plant of South Africa), Monitoring wildlife and lessons from carnivores, Protecting the protected through assessing driver behaviour in protected areas of South Africa, and more!

Organisations includeMarine Dynamics, Cape Leopard Trust, Endangered Wildlife TrustZululand Conservation Trust, Amakhala Foundation, Natures Valley Trust, Biowise, Terry-Lee Honiball, Dr Peter Rogers BVSc and more.

Full list of topics here.

Marine Dynamics / Dyer Island Conservation Trust
🐧 The African penguin and seabird sanctuary
🦈 Title: White shark research and conservation
🦭 Title: A glimpse of the underwater world~ baiting and following animals underwater
🐋 Title: Marine big 5 data collection and research
🐬 MD / DICT work to protect the biodiversity of the marine ecosystem surrounding dyer Island~ an integral ecosystem in terms of global sea-life
Zululand Conservation Trust
🦏 Title: Empowering communities to protect wildlife and assist conservation
🦛 ZCT educate, empower and uplift local communities which are assisting in addressing endangered animals in their region. They also have a regional Rhino (and quite often hippo!) orphanage.
Cape Leopard Trust
🐆 Title: Leopards of the Cape- an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation
🐾 CLT work to safeguard the leopards’ habitat and eliminate human-wildlife conflict.
Nature’s Valley Trust
🦜 Title: Breeding coastal seabirds
🐝 Title: Pollinators of the Fynbos
🦋 NVT work to promote conservation, education, community and research in the world-renowned Natures Valley
Endangered Wildlife Trust
🐍 Title: Protecting the protected- assessing driver behaviour in protected areas of South Africa
🦎 EWT is a large organisation that aims to save species and habitats whilst benefitting local communities! The roads project attempts to mitigate wildlife road incidents.
Amakhala Foundation
👣 Title: The link between communities and conservation at Amakhala
🧠 AF carry out community and conservation projects. They focus on environmental education, their craft centre (job creation), supporting pre-school-age children, and providing psycho-social support to the local communities.
🐜. Title: Biomimicry as a way of being
♻️ Biomimicry is the concept of using nature as a tool to learn from and inform our everyday lives. BioWise aims to teach people about this incredible concept!
Dr Peter Rogers

🐆 Title: Wildlife Veterinary Medicine

🐾 With over 30 year’s experience, Dr Peter Rogers is considered one of the most experienced wildlife veterinarians in the world. He specializes in the capture and veterinary care of some of South Africa’s most endangered species, including the southern white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African elephant, cheetah, African wild dog, African Lion, Temminck’s ground pangolin and many other species.

Terry-Lee Honiball

🦁Title: Monitoring wildlife: lessons from carnivores

📸Terry-Lee Honiball is a large carnivore behaviour specialist working throughout South Africa.

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