Amateur Naturalist Training Course

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Amateur Naturalist Course, A-NAT, has been curated due to interest among a lot of people to know more about wildlife or explore a future potential as a naturalist, regardless of their educational background. For such candidates who deeply desire to learn about nature, Wildlife and Forestry Services in association with Pugdundee Safaris presents A-NAT. As experienced lodge operators & wildlife professionals, we realize that the forest is an observatory of passionate nature lovers, and this course serves as an opportunity to be more informed about various sides of nature.


Amateur Naturalist Course, A-NAT, has been curated due to interest among a lot of people to know more about wildlife or explore a future potential as a naturalist, regardless of their educational background. For such candidates who deeply desire to learn about nature, Wildlife and Forestry Services in association with Pugdundee Safaris presents A-NAT. As experienced lodge operators & wildlife professionals, we realize that the forest is an observatory of passionate nature lovers, and this course serves as an opportunity to be more informed about various sides of nature. To be a true nature lover, there are three parts that should occur simultaneously:

  • Appreciation towards all forms of Nature
  • Knowledge of habitats and ecosystems
  • Ability to not just comprehend but also interpret complexity of forest in the simplest ways


A-NAT is a 5 days Program that focuses to elevate passionate nature lovers into well informed nature lovers or amateur naturalists with elementary knowledge on the above. The 5 days Program offers:

  • Course delivery from subject experts
  • Excellent opportunity of peer learning
  • First hand exposure to the life of a naturalist
  • Certificate of accomplishment

This course is strictly for people who are new to wildlife & gives only basic introduction to the wildlife of central India.

Who Should Join

  • Have you been longing to gain scientific knowledge about forests and creatures- big and small?
  • Do you wish to quit the routine and experience the distantly fascinating life in natural settings?