WILDLIFE CONSERVATION training

Jafuta Foundation - Community - Education - Wildlife conservation training - Zimbabwe
Bisani Ludubo out in the field on practical training and in the classroom at the NJ More Field Guide College

 

With such a large population of diverse wildlife and a tourist market hungry to see and interact with the animals, Zimbabwe is always in need of well trained, knowledgeable and passionate wildlife guides and rangers.

 

One of the Foundation’s long term projects is to set up a School of Excellence for Field Guides.  The beginning stages of the implementation of this are in progress: our first candidate for training, Bisani Ludubo, attended the NJ More Field Guide College, located within the stunning Marakele National Park in the north eastern part of South Africa, in 2017.  He passed his year long Professional Field Guide training course and has returned home to do his practical training.  We look forward to Bisani initiating a similar program, to what he learned in South Africa, here in Victoria Falls with the Jafuta Foundation.  

 

Jafuta Foundation - Community - Education - Wildlife conservation training - Zimbabwe
Bisani Ludubo (left) before heading off to NJ More Field College where he is pictured right with fellow students

 

Training is essential as is exposure to the international arena of conservation professionals so that our local community can learn new ideas and start to build a network on a global scale.   In 2016 the Jafuta Foundation part-sponsored the Zimbabwe National Park's ranger Simon Muchatibaia to attend the IRF World Ranger Congress in Colorado, USA.  Simon has been instrumental in maintaining our country's vital national anti-poaching campaign and his attendance at the conference enabled him to gain new skills and connect with like-minded professionals.

 

Jafuta Foundation - Community - Education - Wildlife conservation training - Zimbabwe
The IRF World Ranger Congress in Colorado, USA in 2016