All Wildlife ACT Seychelles volunteers will work with either Elliot Mokhobo, Tarryn Retief or CJ Havemann, who make up the Seychelles Environmental Team.
So let’s get to know them a little bit better:
Where are you from? And what is your background?
Elliot: South Africa
Secondary school grade 10, then supervisor in big factory, then Seychelles
North Island construction team prior to the environment team.
Tarryn: Pretoria ,South Africa
Masters degree in Zoology from the University of Pretoria; field work was
conducted in the Linyanti concession of Northern Botswana, a
CJ: Pretoria, South Africa
Masters degree in Zoology from the University of Pretoria; working on a rare
antelope species in Northern Botswana.
For most the people, “heaven” looks like an island with pristine beaches. What is your definition of paradise?
Elliot: Alone on the beach, looking at the sea.
Tarryn: A small cottage in the mountains – no electricity, no cell phone reception;
a small stream running through the mountains and plenty of space!
CJ: A campfire at a seasonal pan, surrounded by wildlife.
If you could bring only one thing on a desert island, what would it be?
Elliot: A compass.
Tarryn: A good book!
CJ: Fly rod.
What is your favourite dive site on North Island?
Elliot: Sprat city
CJ: Coral Garden
And finally, what is your motto?
Elliot: Never impossible; you can achieve whatever you want.
Tarryn: Never forget to count your blessings; life is beautiful. 🙂
CJ: Live life to the fullest.
Post by Seychelles volunteer Anh Tran
P.S. We would like to say a huge thank you to Anh as she seems to be treating our Seychelles environmental team very well. Don’t let them get too comfortable Anh.