The conservation of wild places and the wildlife that live there has never been more important than it is today. The number of threatened and endangered species is growing, so it is critical that we do all we can to turn this around. By educating ourselves and by taking part in expeditions, tours and courses we are directly contributing to that conservation effort, and as such helping to preserve nature and wilderness.
With an ethos of conservation education underpinning our international adventures, every group can have the opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural habitats and get hands-on with animals at specialist facilities and game reserves if required. These life enhancing experiences can be achieved on foot or by vehicle and alongside conservation professionals, rangers, guides, vets and other field specialists. This ensures your experience ends with not just the visual experiences of the African bush but the essential knowledge to go alongside those experiences. This experiential learning will give you the knowledge to take some action when you return home should you wish to.
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The loss of 30% of the world’s Giraffe population in the last 30 years has resulted in the species being classified as ‘vulnerable’ on the ICUN Red List. During the next six months, Angus Wingfield (Expedition Leader and Africa Wild Trails founder) will be touring the UK delivering free talks to students on Giraffe conservation […]
Giraffes are vulnerable species due to hunting, poaching and habitat loss. Become involved and help the ‘Giraffe’ conservation… Download our PDF and find out more about our Giraffe Research Project – August 2018 For further information and the booking request form please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The talk this month for the Scientific Exploration Society was on KwaZulu Natal, an incredibly diverse province on the eastern seaboard of South Africa. Angus Wingfield (expedition leader, conservationist and Director of Africa Wild Trails) talked on the provinces history, it’s people and conservation challenges as well as Angus’ own ethos and involvement in the […]
INTRODUCTION The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) as Vulnerable following a population decline of 36-40% over the last three decades. The factors causing this decline (levels of exploitation and decline in area of occupancy and habitat quality) have not ceased and may not be reversible throughout the […]
UPDATE: The August Giraffe research project is now full. The SES (Scientific Exploration Society) are keen to run one this June (1st-12th) – more information to follow. We currently have 10 confirmed on each of the following research projects: Nile Crocodile Research Project South African Giraffe Research Project We have a total 15 places available on each […]
Take some action, use your expertise & learn new skills… Download our PDF and find out more about our South Africa 2018 Anti-Poaching Course for Veterans
Having travelled extensively in africa over many years and met many people from conservationists, hunters, game reserve owners, ecologists to other travellers, it appears, of course, that there is no single answer to the Rhino poaching crisis. What ‘is’ currently a fact is that because a Rhino must be killed by a poacher in order […]
The plight of the Giraffe is a little-known issue in the wider world yet Giraffe conservation has never been more important than is is today. All 8 subspecies face threats from habitat loss and poaching; the Nubian Giraffe, Masai Giraffe, Rothchild’s Giraffe, South African Giraffe, West African Giraffe, Kordofan Giraffe, Angolan Giraffe and the Rhodesian […]