Young Trackers Excell With Cyber Tracker

Kruger Park News Archive

Two young people from the Hoedspruit area became the youngest to achieve a tracking qualification during a tracking evaluation held at Moholoholo in April 2010.

Samantha (10) and Tristan Patrick (8) from Hoedspruit achieved a level I in track and sign identification under the Cybertracker evaluation system. This is the system used across the globe to evaluate trackers.

Their next goal is to achieve a trailing qualification (the following and finding of various animal species) this will then give them a full tracker qualification.

The cyber tracker evaluation system is an effective method of evaluating a person's true bush knowledge. No theory exam is required but through the process a person's knowledge about the environment and animal behaviour is tested, this is one test where practical experience counts.

Moholoholo is looking at expanding this practical method of learning for younger people and will be holding more of these in the future for all ages.

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