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The sponsors have the right to expect that only fully motivated and ideally suited applicants take part in the AP4D's extensive and high-quality training programs. In this way we can ensure that the graduates can later make a significant contribution to nature and wildlife protection.

Own funds

If people, communities, organizations or conservancies request AP4D for training programs, the extent to which their own funds can be contributed to the courses will first be discussed. If the funds are not sufficient, the AP4D can ask its associated international donors and fundraising organizations for support.


If available, trainees can bring their own equipment and uniform. - If not available or partially unavailable, AP4D can provide uniforms and equipment for the duration of the course through the training institution associated with us.

Recruitment is divided into:

- Discussions with the partner organization or community about the applicants they can recommend for the training courses.
- Evaluation of written applications for participation in the AP4D courses
- face to face interviews with the applicants selected after assessing their CV
- physical fitness test (for applicants for WP ranger courses)

Team work

All of these steps take place in close cooperation with the partner organization, conservancy or community for which the courses are being carried out. 

Only for courses for government agencies, such as police and nature conservation officers, do we leave it to the relevant superiors to select the course participants.


Our participation requirements are determined by us depending on the type of course and are sufficiently discussed with the partner organization. In addition to the necessary requirements for school performance, language and cognitive abilities and physical fitness, we test applicants very carefully in terms of their seriousness, integrity and good reputation.


In addition, we expect applicants to have a high personal interest in nature and wild animal protection and that this will drive them to the best possible performance in the training courses and beyond.

A list of the minimum requirements for each course will be sent to the applicant in time before the recruiting process starts. The applicant must ensure that he/she does not appear at the application interview without meeting all these requirements personally.


Fitness test

A fitness test is mandatory for all WP Protection Scout / Officer courses. The participants will be informed about the requirements in good time.

In case of doubt, the fitness test is also used to select the final course participants. - We advise all participants to ensure early on that they are physically fit  - by private fitness training prior to the test. 

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