ECO RANGER

Skills Programme – 191213 60 Credits at NQF Level 4 Eco-ranger as an emerging occupation takes occupational tasks from field rangers and has in the main, both biodiversity conservation and monitoring as its main responsibilities. Unlike field ranger that is about protection of wildlife inside the protected areas, the Eco-ranger responsibilities further encompasses both plant […]

Skills Programme – 191213
60 Credits at NQF Level 4

Eco-ranger as an emerging occupation takes occupational tasks from field rangers and has in the main, both biodiversity conservation and monitoring as its main responsibilities. Unlike field ranger that is about protection of wildlife inside the protected areas, the Eco-ranger responsibilities further encompasses both plant and animal species as important components in the ecosystem both inside and outside of protected areas.

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners to use knowledge of biodiversity monitoring, processes, concepts, systems, living and non-living organisms within ecology and wildlife conservation contexts to perform tasks that are aimed at contributing to effective conservation of biodiversity and protection of natural resources, plants and animal species in and outside of protected areas.

A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of principles, processes, systems, organisms and concepts relevant to ecology and wildlife conservation with the purpose of performing biodiversity monitoring tasks;
  • Use relevant tools, equipment and material to perform biodiversity monitoring related activities with the purpose of enhancing environmental conditions.

Occupational Tasks:

  • Biodiversity monitoring,
  • Control of invasive alien species,
  • Contribute to protection of wildlife,
  • Assist in data collection for filed surveys on biodiversity, habitat and natural resources status,
  • Map areas and species needing special attention using GIS software,
  • Monitor natural resources and catchment areas, and
  • Perform self-protection and health and safety related tasks within biodiversity monitoring context.

Entry Requirements:

  • NQF Level 3 with Math’s or Mathematical literacy.
  • Or minimum of 2 years of experience in the wild life conservation sector.