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The Untamed Wildlife Camp taking place from the 7th to 11th December is a great opportunity to get anyone aged 14 - 17 years old outdoors and into nature for some practical hands-on fun and learning. For more information please message us or email groups@africaninsight.co.za
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The Untamed Wildlife Camp taking place from the 7th to 11th December is a great opportunity to get anyone aged 14 - 17 years old outdoors and into nature for some practical hands-on fun and learning. For more information please message us or email groups@africaninsight.co.za
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#environmentaleducation #wildernessculture #wildlifeconservation #natureconservation #beautifulsouthafrica #mysouthafrica #pietermaritzburg #durban #summerfun #summerholiday #summercamp #n3gateway #gomagsa #camping #gamedrive #gamereserve #tracking #wildlife #wildlifemonitoring
29 0 19 September, 2019
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Game counts or wildlife censuses are an important tool for managing and decision-making processes of game reserves and other natural areas.

One of the methods African Insight Academy teaches is the Road strip game count.

Here a vehicle is driven along a selected network of roads within the area being surveyed. Every mammal seen is recorded. It is also important to record the time of sighting, species, sex and age of each animal.

The location is recorded using a GPS,  as well as a directional bearing using a compass. Distance from the vehicle is recorded using a range finder.

The sample area can be worked out from the average distance that the animals are seen from the vehicle and the total distance travelled. This can be extrapolated to the size of the total area giving an estimate of the population.
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#environmentaleducation #wildernessculture #wildlifeconservation #natureconservation #southafricanwildlife #education #handsoneducation #learnoutdoors #fieldtrip #studyabroad #internationaleducation #goabroad #internationalstudent #studyabroadlife #volunteerabroad #visitsouthafrica #fieldtrip #learnoutdoors #zebra #kudu #wildebeest #impala #giraffe #wildlife #nature

Game counts or wildlife censuses are an important tool for managing and decision-making processes of game reserves and other natural areas.

One of the methods African Insight Academy teaches is the Road strip game count.

Here a vehicle is driven along a selected network of roads within the area being surveyed. Every mammal seen is recorded. It is also important to record the time of sighting, species, sex and age of each animal.

The location is recorded using a GPS,  as well as a directional bearing using a compass. Distance from the vehicle is recorded using a range finder.

The sample area can be worked out from the average distance that the animals are seen from the vehicle and the total distance travelled. This can be extrapolated to the size of the total area giving an estimate of the population.
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#africaninsightacademy .
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#environmentaleducation #wildernessculture #wildlifeconservation #natureconservation #southafricanwildlife #education #handsoneducation #learnoutdoors #fieldtrip #studyabroad #internationaleducation #goabroad #internationalstudent #studyabroadlife #volunteerabroad #visitsouthafrica #fieldtrip #learnoutdoors #zebra #kudu #wildebeest #impala #giraffe #wildlife #nature
66 0 16 September, 2019
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Two different types of Monitor Lizards. In the first picture is a Rock monitor and in the second is a Nile monitor. .
The Nile monitor is the largest lizard in Africa growing up to 2.44 M which is slightly larger than the 2 M Rock monitor. .
Both species are predators and will eat practically anything. .
The Nile monitor is also known as a water monitor and spends most of it's time near or in water, they are excellent swimmers and will often head to water when disturbed. .
Rock monitors are usually found further away from water and will often hiss, puff up to look bigger and on occasion even play dead. .
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Two different types of Monitor Lizards. In the first picture is a Rock monitor and in the second is a Nile monitor. .
The Nile monitor is the largest lizard in Africa growing up to 2.44 M which is slightly larger than the 2 M Rock monitor. .
Both species are predators and will eat practically anything. .
The Nile monitor is also known as a water monitor and spends most of it's time near or in water, they are excellent swimmers and will often head to water when disturbed. .
Rock monitors are usually found further away from water and will often hiss, puff up to look bigger and on occasion even play dead. .
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#environmentaleducation
#nature #natureconservation #conservation #wildlife #southafrica #southafricanwildlife #studyabroad #internationaleducation #goabroad #internationalstudent #studyabroadlife #monitorlizard #nilemonitorlizard #rockmonitorlizard  #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #beautifulsouthafrica #mysouthafrica #mytravelgram #safari #volunteerabroad #southafricathroughmyeyes
60 0 14 September, 2019
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While often overlooked, the vulture plays an essential role in the health of our ecosystem.

Vulture populations are at risk as poaching for the medicinal trade remains a consistent practice.

Other factors such as intentional poisoning are a big problem. Circling vultures give poachers location away, this has often resulted in the poisoning of carcasses to kill the birds.
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Unintentional poisoning from carcasses contaminated with harmful substances such as certain agricultural chemicals and medicines also pose a problem. .
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While often overlooked, the vulture plays an essential role in the health of our ecosystem.

Vulture populations are at risk as poaching for the medicinal trade remains a consistent practice.

Other factors such as intentional poisoning are a big problem. Circling vultures give poachers location away, this has often resulted in the poisoning of carcasses to kill the birds.
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Unintentional poisoning from carcasses contaminated with harmful substances such as certain agricultural chemicals and medicines also pose a problem. .
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#vulture #whitebackedvulture #vultureawarenessday #nature #natureconservation #southafricanwildlife #education #handsoneducation #learnoutdoors #fieldtrip #studyabroad #internationaleducation #goabroad #internationalstudent #studyabroadlife
50 0 7 September, 2019
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Our students taking part in a practical experience using VHF Telemetry equipment. VHF stands for "Very high frequency" VHF transmitters emit a pulsed radio signal allowing a monitor to physically locate and observe a collared animal by tuning into the frequency with the receiver and directional antenna. .
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Our students taking part in a practical experience using VHF Telemetry equipment. VHF stands for "Very high frequency" VHF transmitters emit a pulsed radio signal allowing a monitor to physically locate and observe a collared animal by tuning into the frequency with the receiver and directional antenna. .
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#vhftelemetry #telemetry #wildlifemonitoring
#nature #natureconservation #conservation #wildlife #southafrica #southafricanwildlife #education #handsoneducation #learnoutdoors #fieldtrip #studyabroad #internationaleducation #goabroad #internationalstudent #studyabroadlife #volunteerabroad #elephant #safari #gamedrive #adventureoften #optoutside #greatoutdoors
62 0 6 September, 2019
At African Insight Academy we believe that Conservation without involving the community is unsustainable. That's why we have a number of community service and authentic cultural immersion options. .
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53 0 4 September, 2019
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African Insight Academy

From the 20th - 25th of September we are hosting our Untamed Wildlife camp. This camp is designed for youth from ages 14-17.
Carefully constructed to pair excitement with education, this programme includes bush walks, game drives, tracking and wildlife monitoring. Plenty of excitement, learning and fun to be had.

Please contact us for more information or email groups@africaninsight.co.za
Transport included from Pietermaritzburg and Durban .
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#africaninsightacademy #africanbuffalo #buffalo #bigfive #environmentaleducation #wildernessculture #wildlifeconservation #natureconservation #southafricanwildlife #education #handsoneducation #learnoutdoors #fieldtrip #learnoutdoors #beautifulsouthafrica #mysouthafrica #southafricathroughmylens #southafricathroughmyeyes #kwazulunatal #safari #exploresouthafrica #experiencesouthafrica

From the 20th - 25th of September we are hosting our Untamed Wildlife camp. This camp is designed for youth from ages 14-17.
Carefully constructed to pair excitement with education, this programme includes bush walks, game drives, tracking and wildlife monitoring. Plenty of excitement, learning and fun to be had.

Please contact us for more information or email groups@africaninsight.co.za 
Transport included from Pietermaritzburg and Durban .
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#africaninsightacademy #africanbuffalo #buffalo #bigfive #environmentaleducation #wildernessculture #wildlifeconservation #natureconservation #southafricanwildlife #education #handsoneducation #learnoutdoors #fieldtrip #learnoutdoors #beautifulsouthafrica #mysouthafrica #southafricathroughmylens #southafricathroughmyeyes #kwazulunatal #safari #exploresouthafrica #experiencesouthafrica
49 0 3 September, 2019
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Tree Creeper Scorpions glowing under UV light .
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Under Ultra Violet light, scorpions glow a vibrant blue-green.
No one is quite sure why scorpions glow. Ideas range from accidental to glowing to lure their prey. The glow could warn predators or help scorpions to recognise each other. There is also thought that they glow to convert the dim UV light from the moon and the stars into the colour that they see best – blue-green. This could explain why scorpion eyes are so sensitive, to the point where they can detect the faint glow of starlight against the background of the night sky. They might amplify those faint signals by turning their entire bodies into light collectors.
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Tree Creeper Scorpions glowing under UV light .
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Under Ultra Violet light, scorpions glow a vibrant blue-green.
No one is quite sure why scorpions glow. Ideas range from accidental to glowing to lure their prey. The glow could warn predators or help scorpions to recognise each other. There is also thought that they glow to convert the dim UV light from the moon and the stars into the colour that they see best – blue-green. This could explain why scorpion eyes are so sensitive, to the point where they can detect the faint glow of starlight against the background of the night sky. They might amplify those faint signals by turning their entire bodies into light collectors.
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#scorpion #environmentaleducation #wildernessculture #wildlifeconservation #natureconservation #nature #studyabroad #internationaleducation #goabroad #internationalstudent #studyabroadlife #fieldtrip #learnoutdoors #uvlight #arachnid #arachnidsofinstagram #scorpionsofinstagram #beautifulsouthafrica #mysouthafrica #mytravelgram #naturephotography #southafricanwildlife #education
65 0 27 August, 2019
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The " Untamed Wildlife Camp " is taking place from the 20 - 25th September. For ages 14-17 It's going to be an exciting and education filled programme including: Bushwalks, game drives, tracking and bush skills, wildlife monitoring and a boat cruise. Transport from Pietermaritzburg and Durban included. It will be held at White Elephant research camp at Pongola Game Reserve. .
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#schooltrips #natureconservation #conservation #wildlife #southafrica #southafricanwildlife #wildlife #education #environmentaleducation #handsoneducation #learnoutdoors #fieldtrip

The " Untamed Wildlife Camp " is taking place from the 20 - 25th September. For ages 14-17 It's going to be an exciting and education filled programme including: Bushwalks, game drives, tracking and bush skills, wildlife monitoring and a boat cruise. Transport from Pietermaritzburg and Durban included. It will be held at White Elephant research camp at Pongola Game Reserve. .
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#schooltrips #natureconservation #conservation #wildlife #southafrica #southafricanwildlife #wildlife #education #environmentaleducation #handsoneducation #learnoutdoors #fieldtrip
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Clearing alien invasive plants like this " Opuntia" or "Prickly pear" is a great way for our students to contribute to improving the environment and biodiversity of the areas we visit.
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#alienplantcontrol
#invasivespecies #environmentaleducation #wildernessculture #wildlifeconservation #natureconservation #nature #studyabroad #internationaleducation #goabroad #internationalstudent #studyabroadlife #internationalexperience #volunteerabroad #opuntia #biodiversityconservation

Clearing alien invasive plants like this " Opuntia" or "Prickly pear" is a great way for our students to contribute to improving the environment and biodiversity of the areas we visit.
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#africaninsightacademy .
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#alienplantcontrol
#invasivespecies  #environmentaleducation #wildernessculture #wildlifeconservation #natureconservation #nature #studyabroad #internationaleducation #goabroad #internationalstudent #studyabroadlife #internationalexperience #volunteerabroad #opuntia #biodiversityconservation
36 0 9 August, 2019
Our Bushwalks are an exciting opportunity to experience being in the same environment as the wildlife, without the separation of a vehicle. It's also a great way to take notice of the little things easily passed when driving. .
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65 0 8 August, 2019