Danielle Theron

Priority Species Monitor: Tembe

After spending my childhood going on adventures in the African bushveld through Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia with my parents, I decided there was nothing else I would rather do than preserve our beautiful land and chose a career in Nature Conservation. My third year was a real eye-opener which I spent in Senegal. Here I was exposed to the realities of trying to preserve species in such a rural setting. The main focus of my work here was on the Western Derby Eland, after which I came back to South Africa. After obtaining my diploma I began working with Wildlife ACT in April 2016, where I instantly fell in love with Zululand.