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ACE in the Media
Press Opportunity on Game Ranger Guide Course, South Africa
African Conservation Experience have an exciting opportunity for an experienced freelance writer, editor or journalist to join the Game Ranger Guide Course in South Africa from 20 May - 6 June 2014.
African Conservation Experience (ACE) have one place on the course available for a journalist or editor. The place includes accommodation (shared), meals, transport in South Africa, all course related activities and entry fees. The course will be run as normal, with regular participants - this is not an exclusive press trip. The successful applicant is encouraged to join the course and all activities as part of the group.
Not included: International airfares to Johannesburg. Arrival needs to be by 9 am on 20 May, departure after 8 pm on 6 June. Spending money, travel insurance (compulsory), vaccinations, visa fees (if applicable)
This 2 week course offers an intensive, field-based introduction to the wildlife and habitats of South Africa. During the first week participants explore animal and plant identification, tracking, geology, game drive ethics and safety in the field in Mapungubwe Private Nature Reserve. The course then moves into Kruger National Park for an overnight stay and a module on approaching dangerous game on foot, before finishing in a private reserve near Hoedspruit with a course on identifying and handling dangerous snakes and reptiles. Further details are available at http://www.conservationafrica.net/projects/game-ranger-guide-course
“I wanted to go away and have a fantastic experience but not a safari. The Ranger Course was great for being more hands on than just sitting in a land rover and listening.”
Richard Baxter , past participant
Expression of Interest
Any editor, writer or journalist is welcome to submit an expression of interest to Ellen Sziede at [email protected] Please detail the publication you work for or, for freelance writers, reference to a portfolio of work, and how a feature on the Game Ranger Guide Course would tie in. Preference will be given to candidates who can provide a guarantee for publication of a feature.
Deadline for expressions of interest is 27 April 2014. Submitting an expression of interest does not guarantee a place - African Conservation Experience only have one place available, and reserve the right to choose the candidate that it is offered to.
ACE are often profiled in travel magazines, the national press and featured on the television. You can read some of our recent coverage below.
If you're a journalist and would like to enquire about a feature with ACE, or you are interested in featuring our volunteering case studies please get in touch. If you're a past volunteer we would equally like to hear from you! Share your story and enjoy five minutes of fame!
Volunteer for Wildlife Conservation
Travel With A Challenge November 2011
Fundraising in Australia
North Shore Times, Australia September 2011
An African Adventure at Phinda
www.wildlifeextra.com September 2010
An extended break can be a good career move
The Independent July 2010
Katrina Steele talks to Stoke Gifford WI
Thornbury & District Gazette Series June 2010
Katrina Steele talks to Stoke Gifford WI about ACE projects and encourages them to take a 50+ career break. The ladies also learn about the conservation projects and initiatives African Conservation Experience are involved with
Look to the Seas
Real Travel Magazine February 2010
Real Travel explores our conservation project in Mauritius, working alongside marine biologists to contribute to the development of new legislation to conserve and protect the diminishing marine wildlife.
Wildlife Game Ranger Course takes on new elements
Real Travel Magazine January 2010
Going it... Together
Wanderlust December 2009
Wanderlust explains how volunteering with friends and family can make for a fantastic one off experience, and explores African Conservation Experience's family Tutuka Conservation Project
Unforgettable gaps - It Changed the Course of My Career
Source Magazine Autumn 2009
World Cup Threatens Community Projects
Wanderlust November 2009
Under the Skin
Real Travel Magazine July 2009
Volunteering is a great way to pick up new - CV friendly - skills
Wanderlust, Written by Dan Linstead May 2009
Volunteering can be a great way to enhance skills for a future career - past volunteer Catriona Carr explains to Wanderlust how volunteering with ACE second time round at Tuli Conservation Project, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience reinforced her interest to become a keeper at Longleat Safari Park, UK
Real Life Honeymoon Adventures
Irish Brides April 2009
Two volunteers who dared to be different on their honeymoon, speak to Irish Brides about their experience of a lifetime on our Game Ranger Guide Course
Riding Long Haul
South East Rider Magazine March 2009
For a unique perspective on horse riding, South East Rider explore ACE's Hanchi Conservation Project, tracking wildlife from horseback and assisting in the management and long term conservation aims of a stunning South African reserve
Vets Go Wild
BBC Wildlife Magazine, Sophie Stafford October 2007
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