Teegan Parker-Dennison

Priority Species Monitor: uMkhuze

Since I was young I’ve always had a strong passion for wildlife and the outdoors. I’ve lived in Scottburgh (a small beach town on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal) since day one, and this is where my love for the ocean and outdoors grew. I spent most of my free time on the beach and most family holidays were either to a game reserve or the Drakensburg. I’ve always wanted to be in a position where I would be making difference in some way. I studied Nature Conservation in Durban and did my practical year of my studies in Kokstad on a small reserve in the mountains, as well as on uMkhuze Game Reserve in Zululand. I have now been working at uMkhuze since 2017. After my practical year of studies I was offered the opportunity to become part of the Wildlife ACT team and be one of the priority species monitors at uMkhuze. I have been working for Wildlife ACT since January 2018 and this has been very exciting for me as I was keen to make a difference and learn more about wildlife conservation and the African bush.