Our Anti-Poaching Course is based upon extensive direct counter-poaching experience. It provides a theoretical, detailed background to the prevention of poaching, theft and mutilation of game animals, from a game reserve perspective. We explore what poaching and anti-poaching are and the 3 levels of poaching. We discuss the anti-poaching unit, how to set one up and the two main options to counter poaching: active & passive prevention.

Examine poaching methods and the economics of poaching, anti-poaching equipment and the various anti-poaching action plans together with the legalities of anti-poaching. If you are a reserve owner, conservancy, wildlife or game farm manager; game ranger, game guide, game guard, trails guide or field guide or merely have an interest in this field, this course is for you. 

Module # 1 – Introduction to Anti-Poaching 

Component # 1 – The Who, What & Why of Poaching 

Module # 2 – The APU (Anti-Poaching Unit) 

Component # 1 – Anti-Poaching Unit Setup 

Component # 2 – Active & Passive Prevention 

Module # 3 – Poaching 

Component # 1 – Poaching Methods 

Component # 2 – The Economics of Poaching 

Module # 4 – Anti-Poaching 

Component # 1 – Anti-Poaching Equipment 

Component # 2 – Anti-Poaching Action Plan 

Component # 3 – The Legalities of Anti-Poaching 

Module # 5 – Anti-Poaching Practical 

Component # 1 – Anti-Poaching Practical Training 

Module # 6 – Plant Poaching 

Component # 1 – Introduction to Plant Poaching 

Component # 2 – Indigenous Medicinal Plant Trade 

Module # 7 – SWAT for the APU 

Component # 1 – Advanced Technical Equipment 

Component # 2 – Special Weapons & Tactics Part # 1 

Component # 3 – Special Weapons & Tactics Part # 2 

Component # 4 – Special Weapons & Tactics Part # 3 

Module # 8 – Marine Poaching 

Component # 1 – Marine Poaching – Key Species 

Component # 2 – Marine Poaching Overview 

Module # 9 – Summary 

Component # 1 – Course Summary 


Course Cost: ZAR 1,500 or £75*

*Cost based on current exchange rates to the South African Rand (ZAR)

How to Register and Sign Up

  1. To register click on the ‘Book Course’ button at the top of this page. Registration is FREE and you then have access to your ‘Wildlife Campus Courses Dashboard’
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All Course content is available online but may also be downloaded in PDF format (and easily printed) so you don’t have to be online to study. No physical product except certificates earned, are posted to students. 

All assessment is delivered entirely online and is automated. The assessment which we’ve called “take the test” (top right in each component) consists of between 10 and 30 true/false and multiple-choice questions. There is one test for each of the components of a course. Students may attempt these tests as many times as required until they have achieved the passing mark. Once a test is passed, it cannot be taken again. 

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