Michael Herbst

Priority Species Monitor: Tembe

My journey began in the Western Cape where I was born and raised. I obtained my National Diploma in Nature Conservation at NMU George Campus (Saasveld). I was privileged enough to have moved around a lot and learn about the vast natural diversity South Africa has to offer. Having grown up here I have always had a love for all its natural beauties. It was in Western Cape where I started falling in love with all the small creatures that the wonderful Fynbos, Little karoo, Succulent Karoo and Forest vegetations has to offer. Since then I have always had a keen interest in the small creatures people often overlook, but I have always wanted to work with the beautiful big animals in South Africa.

In 2018 I had the opportunity to work in KwaZulu-Natal and in that time came to Zululand and absolutely fell in love! I then heard about Wildlife ACT and saw all the real conservation work they are doing and what a big difference they are making. I am finally a part of the pack and it feels like a dream that has come true!