" Although Africa has lost much of its traditional animal tracking skills over the last four decades, I believe some of the best lion and leopard trackers are still amongst us."
- Alex van den Heever
For many years Alex and Renias have taught traditional skills of animal tracking in Africa, South and North America. Through their love for this ancient skill they have had the privilege of tracking many of the world’s most charismatic animals such as jaguars and grizzly bears.
Inspired by Renias, and made possible by the Rupert Family Foundations they co-founded Tracker Academy which trains unemployed rural people in traditional skills of tracking, for employment in the eco-tourism, animal monitoring and wildlife protection sectors of the conservation industry in southern Africa. In 2013, Tracker Academy was nominated as one of three finalists in the international Tourism for Tomorrow Awards’ People category.
For more information on tracking and Tracker Academy, see www.trackeracademy.co.za
TRACKER ACADEMY - The Art of Wildlife Tracking