Global Conservation Force is Leading an October Snare Workshop in Cape Town

Global Conservation Force is Leading an October Snare Workshop in Cape Town
September 16, 2022 admin

An introductory snare workshop is being held October 1-2, 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa. The training will bring together landowners, communities, researchers, and wildlife rehabilitation experts to better protect the area wildlife from snares, a common poaching tool.

Participants will learn how to identify, remove, reduce, and prevent snares in and around valuable wildlife habitat. The workshop will be taught by Global Conservation Force CEO/President, Mike Veale. Three graduates of last year’s Global Conservation Force anti-poaching ranger training will join Mike. They will serve as assistant instructors and help translate course materials and discussions for local community members.

Introduction to Snares and Emergency Wildlife Response Workshop. Join us for a two day once-off course led by experts from Global Conservation Force, USA. Saturday 1 October, 9:30 am - 4 pm and Sunday 2 October, 9:30 am - 3 pm. This course is to help wildlife professionals identify, remove, reduce, and prevent snares, in and around valuable wildlife habitat. With a broader goal to create a multi-focal streamlined approach to snaring, community involvement, research, education, counter-poaching, and wildlife rehab and response integration. Course content will include a mix of classroom and hands on, practical training. Participants should plan for indoor classroom discussions and light outside exercise, such as hiking through thicket and brush, and bring appropriate outdoor attire. Free to attend the two-day workshop. Entry to Helderberg Nature Reserve, specialist training, course content and food / refreshments are included. Space is very limited. Book now to avoid disappointment. RSVP by September 19, 2022 to: rcdirector@capeleopard.org.za Helderberg Environmental Education Centre.The snare workshop is hosted in partnership with Cape Leopard Trust, Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, LandCare South Africa, Western Cape Government, and Global Conservation Force. 

The two-day workshop is free to attend and includes entry to Helderberg Nature Reserve, specialist training and course content, as well as food and refreshments. Email rcdirector@capeleopard.org.za to reserve a spot. Deadline to register is September 19, 2022.

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