Conservation with GVI

Conservation with GVI

Bushwise’s sister company GVI promise an unforgettable outdoors experience while making an impact.

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 wildlife 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 each morning to the chorus of savannah birds, 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 Limpopo

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 Wildlife Internships and Expeditions:

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.

I heard about the research course with the focus being the small 5000 and was immediately intrigued. I was very excited to learn more about the things people normally take for granted in life. I have learned a lot for example how the wings of a dragonfly work, something not a lot of people look at or think about in general. Being from Cape Town and growing up in the city with a burning desire to be in the bush I can proudly say that this is the place to be if you need time away from the rush in the city. I would recommend anyone to do this course who has a passion and big love for the bush and the small secrets it holds within.

Chane Doman South Africa, 2020

I joined the course expecting to learn a great deal,and writing this, I realise that I still manage to under- estimate how much. This course is a great opportunity to expand one’s existing interests, or, as in my case discover new ones.

Allistair Dyason South Africa, 2020