JOIN US IN THE MAKING OF A WILDLIFE LEGACY IN AFRICA...
As conservation becomes increasingly important to the future existence of wildlife on the African continent, the necessity of having knowledgeable, expert wildlife services personnel becomes crucial to its success.
To assist wildlife services personnel and support staff achieve the highest professional standards, the International Students Conservation Initiative (ISCI) was established in 2016. Its primary aim is to advocate on behalf of all the members on issues related to the industry.
In achieving this ISCI promotes the recruitment and training of guides, hospitality staff, wildlife services staff and representation of conservation volunteers at the highest level.
Never underestimate what can be achieved by a group of passionate people committed to really make a difference…
The ISCI is committed to...
Promotes and maintains the highest standards of competence, integrity and professional conduct of its members;
Manage, support and promote wildlife conservation initiatives throughout Africa and the rest of the world;
Contribute to job creation and skills development in Africa;
Manage the affairs and well-being of incoming conservation support staff and volunteers;
Facilitate the establishment and maintenance of a support network for wildlife services personnel, throughout the world and especially in Africa.
Ambassador (AFRICA): Mr. Johann Jurgens
Johann is a veteran in South African conservation circles and is well known for his valuable contributions made towards environmental education, training field guides and various other conservation awareness successes over the years.
After attaining a Diploma in Game Ranch Management he went on to qualify himself as an specialist nature guide followed by a 25 year long career in conservation that led him to leave tracks in the Sabi Sands, Madikwe and Kapama Game Reserves and in later years becoming a well respected trails ranger in the Kruger National Park. Following a stint as concession warden in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve Johann officially retired from the commercial guiding scene in 2017 to head African Bush Training as principle trainer and student mentor. Johann is also one of the founders and Managing Director of the ‘International Students Conservation Initiative’ or better known as the ISCI.