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Skilled Practitioner Classes

Our Skilled Practitioner Classes have a range of relevant classes available on diverse subject matters. Each of these classes are +- 1.5 hours in duration and mostly includes a PowerPoint presentation on the topic. Educational contact sessions are conducted both in class and in the field in the form of excursions.

PASOP – Protected Area Standard Operating Procedures in Practice

Protected Area Security Operations planning and Standard operating procedures in protected areas for Counter Poaching units not only creates a platform from which all are on the same page, but may also mean the difference between life and death for either the field ranger or the poacher. Having a plan and these procedures within protected areas creates much needed synergy in teams involved in hot pursuit operations, and has produced many successful results for Rangers.

The Field Ranger: Paramilitary Programs at SAWC

Being a field ranger is not for the faint hearted in today’s protected areas. The era of field rangers today face the same challenges that soldiers face on the front lines of a full scale war, defending the cause of wildlife and the much needed nature reserves these species require to survive. The heart, attitude and skill of field rangers to be the local law enforcement on the ground needs much time and preparation if he or she is to stay alive when in hot pursuit and coming into contact with poachers.