Kayleigh Webber

Priority Species Monitor: Manyoni

Having grown up in the big city of Johannesburg, experiencing the serenity of the bush was a rare occasion that could only be experienced through frequent family trips to the Kruger or the Pilanesberg. It was during these trips that I fell in love with nature and decided that the bush is where I belonged; and so I began my journey to live out my childhood dream.

I studied at the University of Pretoria and obtained my undergraduate degree BSc Zoology in 2015. The following year I obtained my postgraduate degree BSc (Hons) in Wildlife Management. It was during these years that I developed a passion for mammals and thoroughly enjoyed the research aspect of my studies. One highlight from my studies was living in Madikwe Game Reserve and doing research on the impact that Elephants were having on trees. South Africa is such a wildly beautiful country and I feel so lucky to live in the thick of it, whilst doing my bit for conservation by working as a Wildlife ACT priority species monitor on Manyoni Private Game Reserve.