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FGASA updated operating procedures: COVID-19

26 March to 16 April 2020 Dear FGASA member, In the light of the President Ramphosa’s bold move to lockdown South Africa for 21 days, FGASA would like to firstly wish you all well during this challenging time, and secondly to let you know that our team is committed to effectively [...]

Mar 25th, 2020|

FGASA Operating Procedures: COVID-19

Dear FGASA member, We are faced with challenging times in the tourism industry with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our lives and workplaces. All our guides, training providers, assessors, mentors, corporate members and staff are confronted with stringent limiting operational procedures in lodges and reserves across Southern Africa. FGASA empathizes with all [...]

Mar 23rd, 2020|

Everything you need to know about antivenom

The only effective treatment for severe snakebite envenomation from a potentially deadly snake is antivenom. Using antivenom is not easy and, like most drugs, it has its disadvantages but in the right hands, and at the right time, it can be life-saving. […]

Aug 28th, 2019|

SUPERSTITIONS that surround OWLS

- Written by EcoTraining Instructor Norman Chauke Throughout history, people have regarded Owls with fascination. There are many superstitions that revolve around them. In some cultures, they are seen as the “wise old bird” that knows everything, whereas in other cultures they are associated with death and witchcraft. [...]

Aug 28th, 2019|

FGASA Celebrates Women’s Month

Appreciating and Celebrating Some of Our Top FGASA Female Guides Within Our Industry. Noelle van Muiden is a Professional Trails Guide. She has recently passed her SKS DG Shooting Assessment. She is a CyberTracker Professional Tracker and is working towards achieving her Senior Tracker Qualification. Noelle was Safari [...]

Aug 28th, 2019|