A level 1 guide should be able to identify the major living and non-living features of the natural environment in which s/he operates and interpret them at a level based mainly on observation and from an elementary scientific, and cultural perspective.
As a general guideline, a level 1 guide must have sound knowledge of the history, geology, plants, and animals (i.e. birds, mammals, reptiles, etc) in the specific area of operation.
This module 17 will cover the absolute basics in terms of the topics included, and is thus only a very brief introduction to conservation management and historical human habitation of Southern Africa.
The conservation management section of this module will include the following:
The historical human habitation section of this module will include the following: