Travis Askham

Priority Species Monitor: Manyoni

My interest in our natural world sparked at an early age. A love, appreciation and respect for wildlife developed after countless visits with my family to the Kruger National Park and other natural areas across the country. It became clear to me that a life dedicated to the conservation of nature was the direction I should move in.

During my studies in Nature Conservation, through Tshwane University of Technology, I volunteered at Ndumo and Rietvlei game reserves. I was also extremely fortunate to intern under People and Conservation at the Letaba Elephant Museum in Kruger. It allowed me the opportunity to share my love for animals with school groups and tourists alike. In addition, I participated on ranger patrols, guided game drives and walks, crocodile research, as well as game capture of Lion, Elephant, Rhino and Hippo. I decided to start attaining the qualifications necessary to become a field guide. After 8 magical years guiding at the Kruger National Park, I wanted to become more involved with conservation and jumped at the opportunity to work for Wildlife ACT!