African wildlife Predators, Primates, Elephants

These African wildlife courses are accredited and link to the main 6-unit African Wildlife Conservation course. The courses on this page ideal if you want to study a particular animal group and for working in Africa in the conservation of the African elephant, African primate or African predator. The courses will give you underpinning theory of ecology for the African continent and its importance in successful conservation. These courses are set at level 4 study and can be provided at level 3 study too.

Start an African wildlife course for £37.50

Each course starts with this unit 

Unit 1 African Ecology

Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with the factors in their environment both the living and non-living. To understand how to conserve animals in situ, understanding of the principles of ecology is needed.

  • Biomes

  • Geographic and political locations of biomes

  • Habitats

  • The Niche concept

  • Niche separation

  • Nutrient cycles

  • Food chains and food webs

  • Ecosystems - balanced and imbalanced

 

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African Predators

Unit 2  Biology and Ecology of African Predators

​Investigate the range of predatory animals within and around the African continent is considerable and unit 2 demonstrates this fact with:

  • The Felidae, The Canidae, Aves, Marine predators

​Unit 3  Ecology & Conservation for African Predators

​Unit 3 investigates how conservation can be best managed in situ i.e., within the natural habitat and environment of the predator. You will look at:​ Survey and tracking technique, Ecological sampling techniques, Methods for wild animal conservation, Comparisons - advantages and disadvantages.

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This course is eligible for a practical experience opportunity in South Africa at an ethical big cat rescue centre - see African Conservation page

African Primates

Unit 2  Biology and Ecology of African Primates

​The range of primates within and around the African continent is vast and thus certain Families and species are given as examples.   ​Hominidae, Cercopithecidae, Galagidae, Lemuridae

​Unit 3 Ecology & Conservation for African Primates

Unit 3 investigates the best management for in situ conservation of the primate using their habitat preferences and general ecology. Observation, Observation project planning, Hazards of disease transmission, Specific techniques.

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This course is eligible for a practical experience opportunity in South Africa at an ethical primate centre - see African Conservation page

African Elephants

Unit 2  Biology and Ecology of African Elephants

​There are now, two recognised elephant species in Africa: the Savannah elephant and the Forest Elephant. The biology and ecology of each  Loxodonta africana  and Loxodonta cyclotis

Unit 3 Ecology & Conservation for African Elephants

Unit 3 investigates the best management for in situ conservation including the on-going issues involved with conserving these wonderful animals given extensive loss of habitat and poaching. Organisations involved, Case studies, Hazards of protecting African elephants, Techniques and methods of surveying and conserving.

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​Course fee: each course £375.00

Instalments: these are made by standing order and can be tailored to individual requirements starting at £37.50 p.c.m. International transactions will have to incur additional fees. You can try unit 1 before committing to the whole course. ​Learning hours: approx. 45 each pathway.

Click here for all payment options (card, instalment, PayPal, cheque) and important information. Individual unit fee £125.00

The practical experience opportunities in South Africa are at an ethical and supported Big Cat rescue centre and Primate centre. Opportunities available to enrolled and paid-up students. Costs are involved for this experience - please contact us for the details.

African wildlife ecology and conservation courses | opportunity for work experience in South Africa | African elephants | African primates | African predators