I was born in Zimbabwe, but spent the majority of my childhood and completed most of my schooling in South Africa. Our adventurous, outdoor family holidays back in the north of Zimbabwe and in Southern Africa created within me a love and appreciation of the outdoors, and it wasn’t long before a desire to conserve these natural areas and the wildlife that they offer us started to grow within me.
After completing a degree in Zoology at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape, I moved to Zululand where I was employed as a Black Rhino monitor. I have since completed a PhD degree through the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and am currently publishing papers on the information I have gathered.
It was during this process that we noticed the need for the enhancement and outsourcing of existing monitoring programs and for new monitoring programs to be established and run on reserves across Zululand, and so the Wildlife African Conservation Team was born.
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