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PRONAT,India’s first-of-its-kind Professional Naturalist Training Program is conducted at Satpura’s, Denwa Backwater Escape, in association with Wildlife Forestry Services (WFS). This twenty-one night's program conducted by experts in the field of wildlife and conservation, focuses to elevate passionate wildlife enthusiasts into professional naturalist. There is an additional 3 nights extension available for guiding techniques. With the completion of this program the participants will be equipped to be inducted as trainee or lodge naturalists in wildlife based tourism sector, start leading nature based tours, or simply learn how to appreciate nature from a wider lens.

The program offers-

Guided course delivery from subject experts.

Thorough classroom sessions and practical sessions in the wilderness.

First hand exposure into the actual life of a naturalist.

Excellent opportunity of peer learning through engagement.

Certificate of accomplishment.

Course Overview

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  • Are you keen on expanding your scientific knowledge about forests, flora and fauna?
  • Are you looking to boost your career as a professional guide or conservationist?
  • Do you wish to change your routine and experience the distantIy fascinating life in a wilderness settings?

Opening New Doors

Professional Naturalist Training program is essential for those wanting to pursue a wildlife and conservation orientated career. It helps upgrade the life skills and discipline needed for nature reserve jobs, or a future as a professional field guide, or a wildlife tour leader. For those with experience in wildlife education and tourism, or with qualification in hospitality, or environmental sciences, PRONAT helps set the stage and shape the skills professionally required in the wildlife tourism industry.

The Wilderness Experience with PRONAT

Explorers and enthusiasts who wish to learn more about Indian wildlife, or kick-start their career as nature guides and lodge naturalists, are welcome to apply. The enriching experience of peer Iearning and professional guidance, while living in a remote boot camp is a life altering experience. For those who are looking to ditch the routine city life for the wilderness, PRONAT will provide quintessential techniques for inculcating new hobbies like species identification, interpreting tracks and signs, or learning first-aid in the forests.

  • Life in the camp will be an adventure for the ones who are passionate about nature and can minimally appreciate Iack of internet, as much as the presence of it.
  • The candidates should be willing to learn from the experts,and the experiences of their peers (forest life is about team work and upgrading life skills).
  • Experts will deliver lectures in English. An understanding and speaking fluency in the English language is a must.
  • Candidates joining PRONAT, who wish to take up guiding as a profession must obtain a valid LMV driving license prior to the commencement of the course. This is mandatory for candidates taking the extension for guiding techniques.
  • Though one of the modules of the course covers reptiles, but partici-pants are prohibited from handling any form of wildlife including snakes and amphibians.
  • We do not cover snake handling, and therefore do not encourage the participants to handle any form of wildlife even after undertaking the course.
  • Candidates joining with the purpose of exploring and expanding their knowledge on wildlife, must be willing and enthusiastic towards the course curriculum.
  • At the end of a course, candidates will be required to take a practical and theoretical examination. The qualifying candidates will be rewarded with a completion certificate.
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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:




Field guiding as a profession (Only in extension)

Help creating a guided nature experience EcoIogy (Only in Extension)

Techniques of Guiding (Only in extension)




Animal behavior

Conservation management

Camera trapping

Tracks & Signs

Animal tracking

Modules covered

  • Module 1- Birds
  • Module 2- Butterflies
  • Module 3- Reptiles
  • Module 4- Amphibians
  • Module 5- Mammals
  • Module 6- Trees
  • Module 7- Tracks & Signs
  • Module 8- First-Aid
  • Module 9- Conservation
  • Module 10- Understanding guest and their expectation - Only in extension
  • Module 11- Techniques of Guiding and the guiding sequence - Only in extension
  • Module 12- Visual Aids, Behavioural Aspects, Do’s and Don’ts & Misc. - Only in extension
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Tour cost

If enrolled by 31st March 2022
(Subject to availability on first come first serve basis)

Main course (21-nights / 22-days)
On triple sharing: INR 85000 + plus GST per person
Single room can be booked at a supplement of INR 52000 + plus GST

Extension (03-nights / 04-days) – for additional modules
On triple sharing: INR 15000 + plus GST per person
Single room can be booked at a supplement of INR 11000 + plus GST

*If enrolled post 31st March 2022*

Main course (21-nights / 22-days)
On triple sharing: INR 93000 + plus GST per person.
Single room can be booked at a supplement of INR 56000 + plus GST.

Extension (03-nights / 04-days) – for additional modules
On triple sharing: INR 15000 + plus GST per person.
Single room can be booked at a supplement of INR 11000 + plus GST.

Seats available − 18
To enroll, you are required to deposit 25% fee at the time of filling the application form. Balance amount is payable latest by 15th June, 2022.


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

Three simple home cooked meals along with morning and evening tea.

Safaris in buffer zones for training purpose.

Nature walk, indoor and outdoor learning sessions.

Scheduled training classes.

Course material.

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.