Wildtrax Explorations Programs
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Wildtrax Explorations is seeking volunteers to join in the implementation of the bi-annual biodiversity monitoring program at a privately owned wildlife refuge in the Great...
Wildtrax Explorations Reviews
Tanzania 2018 winter course
Submitted by cakal2 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | January 24, 2018
Overall, program went above and beyond my expectations and was very pleased with it. I enjoyed each activity/assignment however, I feel not enough time/emphasis was given into certain activities (ex. more camera traps could have been set up earlier as to capture elusive nocturnal animals, another night for an optional game drive).
My time in Tanzania
Submitted by elemay2 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | January 19, 2018
My trip to Tanzania was truly one of the best trips that I have ever been on. There was a great group of students and incredible course leaders that helped me to gain the most from my experience. I can happily say that I fell in love with Africa during my time abroad and sincerely hope to be able to come back in the near future.
Peeing in the bush
Submitted by Mondaymorningsnooze - University of Illinois Champaign Urbana | January 18, 2018
Wildtrax's Tanzania course was an amazing and enriching experience. I learned so much within that two week span about wildlife, culture, American privilege, food, and myself. The trip was quick but very informative and fun. They taught us not just about conservation, but also about the people behind the movement and stakeholders that are involved as well. I learned new data collection techniques such as line transects and at the end of the course I was able to correctly identify the wildlife, their sex and their approximate age. This trip also helped me critically think about issues Tanzania, and our country, faces.
Submitted by dianaj2 - University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign | January 18, 2018
In general, I believe that Wildtrax were pretty organized with their schedule and fair with their assignments. weakness are explained below but, another thing that can be improved is finding out career options or more information about interactions that can be done with Wildtrax after the study abroad trip.
Shamwari vet eco experience
Submitted by Raybo8 - - | August 22, 2017
The Shamwari Vet Eco Experience will be one of the most memorable trips of my life! The program is mainly for students who are in vet school or looking to go to vet school but as a wildlife rehabilitator seeking experience working with larger animals, it was just as beneficial. I was able to learn hands on, side by side with a wildlife vet, working with large wild animals such as buffalo, impala, and elephants. We learned about capture techniques, about wildlife diseases, transporting of large wildlife, as well as long term care for large wildlife for rehabilitation if needed. We also learned about some of the issues a wildlife reserve faces in South Africa plus we had a day assisting a nearby impoverished community with the health of their pets. All in all it was a great experience and I definitely recommend it to those seeking to become a wildlife veterinarian.
Program: African Wildlife Veterinarian Course