Conservation with GVIBushwise's sister company GVI promise an unforgettable outdoors experience while making an impact.
Conservation with GVI
Bushwise Field Guides is a sister company of GVI, an award-winning organisation that has been operating in sustainable development for over 20 years. GVI offers wildlife conservation volunteer programs starting from two weeks, as well as more comprehensive internship programs that go up to 12 months, with the chance to specifically up your professional development in this field. GVI’s conservation programs in Limpopo, South Africa promise an unforgettable outdoors experience. Wake up to the sun peeking up from behind the Drakensberg escarpment, and spot the famous Big Five while collecting valuable data for conservation science. But what’s the difference between a GVI program and Bushwise?
GVI’s programs focus mainly on data collection of target species specifically found within the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, close to our Bushwise Mahlahla campus. The research done on these programs are conducted using radio telemetry techniques, camera traps and visual collection. If you choose a GVI wildlife internship, you’ll receive a three month work placement after successfully completing the program.
GVI’s conservation programs enable you to play an active and meaningful role in the conservation of South Africa’s natural resources. You can contribute to big cat conservation, elephant research, cheetah conservation, and scientific programs. With sustainability at the heart of GVI’s conservation programs, your hand in these conservation efforts will add to the benefit of many generations of species to come.
GVI Limpopo programs:
- Wildlife research
- Wildlife conservation internship
- Big cat conservation research
- Big cat research short term internship
- Cheetah conservation project
- Wildlife conservation short term internship
- Elephant research
- Hyena conservation and research
- Wildlife conservation teen volunteer program
- Bird research and conservation
- Camera trapping and data collection
- Childhood development and wildlife conservation
- Rhino poaching awareness
You don’t need any qualifications to join GVI’s conservation programs. All necessary training will be provided on-the-ground by trained staff members. Trainers will also supervise participants in the field and offer support where needed. All you need is a passion to make an impact and a wild heart to experience one of the most fulfilling programs in South Africa.
For more information, go to GVI Limpopo and explore the incredible opportunities available.
Keenan Houareau – Head Ranger at Karongwe Portfolio
“Bushwise students are an asset to the team here on Karongwe . Bushwise students are the future to a strong guiding team and they bring with them the knowledge and professionalism that Bushwise teaches them.”
Chantal Gerstner from South Africa
“I’ve taken so much in from my course through Bushwise that helped me grow and succeed in both my life and work environments . It helped me grow mentally in so many ways; and I had a lifetime of wow, amazing, fun and learning times and it was so worth it. It was an experience that made a positive and strong impact on my life. I’ll always remember and be thankful to Bushwise and the Bushwise team – they motivate you and you gain so much from them that improves your life positively as well as your work goals. You really can go far in so many ways with Bushwise if you also work hard with them through it. It’s a pure adventure, and a once in a lifetime experience that you won’t regret!!!”