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Amateur Naturalist Training Course

Dates: 16th Jan to 21st Jan-2022

Amateur Naturalist Course, A-NAT, has been curated due to interest among a lot of people to know more about wildlife or explore a future potential as a naturalist, regardless of their educational background. For such candidates who deeply desire to learn about nature, Wildlife and Forestry Services in association with Pugdundee Safaris presents A-NAT. As experienced lodge operators & wildlife professionals, we realize that the forest is an observatory of passionate nature lovers, and this course serves as an opportunity to be more informed about various sides of nature. Read More

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Amateur Naturalist Course, A-NAT, has been curated due to interest among a lot of people to know more about wildlife or explore a future potential as a naturalist, regardless of their educational background. For such candidates who deeply desire to learn about nature, Wildlife and Forestry Services in association with Pugdundee Safaris presents A-NAT. As experienced lodge operators & wildlife professionals, we realize that the forest is an observatory of passionate nature lovers, and this course serves as an opportunity to be more informed about various sides of nature. To be a true nature lover, there are three parts that should occur simultaneously:


  • Appreciation towards all forms of Nature
  • Knowledge of habitats and ecosystems
  • Ability to not just comprehend but also interpret complexity of forest in the simplest ways

A-NAT is a 5 days Program that focuses to elevate passionate nature lovers into well informed nature lovers or amateur naturalists with elementary knowledge on the above. The 5 days Program offers:


  • Course delivery from subject experts
  • Excellent opportunity of peer learning
  • First hand exposure to the life of a naturalist
  • Certificate of accomplishment

This course is strictly for people who are new to wildlife & gives only basic introduction to the wildlife of central India.



  • Who Should Join
  • Have you been longing to gain scientific knowledge about forests and creatures- big and small?
  • Do you wish to quit the routine and experience the distantly fascinating life in natural settings?

As a stepping stone into the world of natural systems, diversity in subjects has been at the core of the course design. Candidates will be provided introduction to the following subjects-


Module 1 Mammals

What are Mammals

Biogeography of India and mammalian distribution

Social organization of mammals

Diets: Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores

Habitat and niches of Mammals

Sexing of Mammals by observation

Interpreting alarm

Scratching, wallowing and dust bathing

Interpreting parental interactions with the young

Interpreting tracks and signs

Critical endangered mammals of India and conservation

Identification of common Mammals


Module 2 Birds

Definition of birds

Anatomy and characteristics of birds

Plumage terminology

Biogeography of India and bird species

Importance of birds

Diets: granivores, frugivores, carnivores and omnivores

Habitat and niches of birds

Sexing of birds by observation

Effect of season and geography on pelage

Interpreting fear, threat and aggression

Interpreting alarm

Scratching, wallowing and dust bathing

Interpreting parental interactions with the young

Interpreting specialized behavior

Interpreting tracks and signs

Critical endangered birds of India and conservation

Identification of common Birds

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Tour cost

If enrolled till 30th Sept’2021


Promotional Price - Rs 38,500/ + 5% GST per person on twin sharing basis
Single supplement –Rs. 22,000/ + 5% GST


If enrolled Post 30th Sept’2021


Promotional Price - Rs 44,000/ + 5% GST per person on twin sharing basis
Single supplement –Rs. 24,000/ + 5% GST


Seats Available: 15

To enroll, you are required to deposit 25% fee at the time of filling the application form. Balance amount is payable latest by 31st Oct- 2021

Inclusions:

The camp is set up in the premises of Denwa Backwater Escape (a Pugdundee Safaris Experience Lodge in Satpura). Price includes the following:

Twin sharing accommodation (same gender sharing) in standard rooms with attached facilities.

All meals, tea/coffee service.

1 safari in national park.

1 late evening safari in buffer zone.

1 boat ride.

Several nature walks.

Cancellation policy:

Initial deposit once paid is non refundable.

50% cancellation charges between 31-59 days from the commencement of course.

100% cancellation charges within 30 days from the commencement of course.