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Protrack Anti-Poaching Unit 5 Week Anti-Poaching Course


 Protrack has been training recruits for the past 21 years and have had many success stories. In these 21 years many have failed to complete the course and many have strived forward. Some still work for Protrack to this day and some work in other parts of the country as well as the rest of Africa and the World.


If your young, fit, passionate and determined then Protrack is the place for you.




What to expect during your training.

Our training campus is not for the faint hearted and is structured on a semi-militant basis, we will be training you to perform a 16 day foot patrol with semi-automatic weapons and therefore you will have to be disciplined in all company rules and regulations (This includes rank structure)


Wake up is at 4:00 every day and you should be ready by 6:00, this means fire made, food cooked, fire out, dixies clean and  ready for drill and the obstacle course every morning. Some mornings will also consist of a PT exercises or 2.4km runs. 


The course is mainly  very practical  but there will also be theory. Lectures will take place at the main campus and bush skills such as Sweeping Methods, Survival, Tracking Humans, Sleeping out on Big Five, Ambushing, Night Walks and OPs etc will take place in the field.


Fitness is very important for the simple factor that you have to be fitter and stronger than the poacher you are after.The Average human walks at 4 km per/hour and a good tracker can track up to "6 km per hour". If the spoor is 2 hours old then the poacher is 8 km ahead of you, if you manage to track at 6 km an hour then in 1 hour you should be 6 km behind him (Poacher 3 hours 12 km) and in 2 hours you should be 4 km behind him (Poacher 4 hours in 16 km) and in 3 hours of tracking you should be 2 hours behind him (Poacher 5 Hours 20 km).

This is a simple calculation to show you realistically how good you will have to be in order to catch a poacher while he is only walking.


You will cover an entire range of subjects such as Rhino Crime Scenes, autopsies on poached animals, Vehicle extraction drills, road blocks, Advanced Snake Handling course, First Aid Level 3, Advanced weapon drills, in depth security plan and rhino project as well as advanced tracking formations and air to ground.


If you have the passion and thrill for adventure then Protrack is the right place for you, join us and help us protect over 30 Game reserves in Limpopo and reserves which border and are part of our Kruger National Park. 

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Leigh Barkas

Safari Junction, Hoedspruit
Limpopo Province, SA

Tel: +27 (0) 15 793 2585

Fax: 086 685 7924

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