African Field Ranger Training Services.

AFRTS offers a comprehensive and intensive Field Ranger training program to all agencies charged with the responsibility for the managing and conserving of wildlife resources in Africa.

 

AFRTS – A division of the SAWC: Southern African Wildlife College

Tel: +27 (0) 15-7937300 / 7349 / 7342

Email: RUBEN DE KOCK rdekock@sawc.org.za

Email: MARIANNE DE KOCK mdekock@sawc.org.za

ABOUT US

Introduction & about AFRTS

 

 

Poaching activities continues to remain one of the greatest threats to conservation in Africa. Combating poaching has therefore become a national and international priority. Field Rangers (also known as game scouts or game guards) are the front line staff, protecting conservation areas according to established national and international law in the struggle to eliminate poaching.

 

A well-trained Field Ranger force is also one of the most effective strategies for ensuring that the integrity of any conservation area is maintained.

 

 

AFRTS offers a comprehensive and intensive Field Ranger training program to all agencies charged with the responsibility for the managing and conserving of wildlife resources in Africa.

 

African Field Ranger Training Services (AFRTS) was established in 2000 to meet the growing demand for well-trained Field Rangers in conservation areas within Africa. The training program offered by AFRTS instills an understanding of basic ecological concepts, introduces techniques for involving communities in conservation, and provides instruction in practical methods of combating poaching and an understanding of applicable laws.

 

 

AFRTS offers a comprehensive training program to both the private sector and government agencies in Africa, which have been charged with the responsibility for the management and conservation of wildlife resources.