Nature conservator with extensive experience in management, education and research.


Last Updated: 2nd May 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
South Africa

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Gender
Female

Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
Afrikaan, English

Summary

Nature conservator with extensive experience in management, education and research.

Currently working as a lecturer at Centurion Academy in the field of nature management. Also busy with research on meso predators in peri-urban areas.

Education

Tshwane University of Technology
M-tech Nature Conservation

   Jan 2016
— Current

NQF9. Population dynamic of Canis mesomelas in a peri-urban area. Proposal accepted and data collected. Busy with write up of the dissertation.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Saasveld
B-tech Nature Conservation

   Feb 2010
— Apr 2012

NQF7 but now regarded as NQF8 with readjustment of curriculum.

Tshwane University of Technology
Diploma in Nature Conservation

   Feb 2008
— Feb 2010

Course: N.Dip, Nature Conservation
Completed (NQF6)
3 year course

Experience

Centurion Academy
Lecturer / Part time horse trainer

   Jan 2017
— Current

Main Campus Lecturer at Centurion Academy: Subjects; Animal Health, Biology, Game ranch Management and Veld Management. Taking students on practical excursions and all admin pertaining to lecturing.

Exercising and training of horses used on outrides for a private company.

Lion & Safari Park
Head Researcher / Part time horse trainer

   Jun 2014
— Dec 2016

Head researcher, collected data on black-backed jackal for my masters.
Started new projects: vulture restaurant, feeding stations. Ran all admin on various research projects and was in charge of all communications with NGO’s and other companies that was involved with the research.
Exercising and training of a green broke horse for private owner.

Centurion Academy
Lecturer

   Mar 2013
— Jun 2014

Main Campus Lecturer at Centurion Academy: Subjects; Microbiology, Animal Health and Ecology. Taking students on practical excursions and all admin pertaining to lecturers.

Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve
Reserve Assistant/ General Assistant/ Stable Manager

   Mar 2012
— Dec 2012

Main duties included: receptionist (bookings, sales, budgets), reserve assistant, food and beverage orders, switchboard assistant, guest relations, stock management, stable manager.

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
Head Horse guide / Reserve team

   Nov 2009
— Oct 2011

Full time employment as a horse guide and part of the reserve management team. My job covered every aspect of conservation some main achievements: Guiding, game capture, vegetation management and bush encroachment control, animal health for animals in boma’s, environmental education, predator control and research.
Helped out on Waterfall Game Farm: Game capturing, game counting,research, quarantine boma building and preparations for animal quarantine. Passive/active game capture, fence maintenance, colour variant game management intensive and extensive. Compiled an environmental management plan for practical year evaluation.

Competitive horse riding for Botlierskop Private Game Reserve: endurance.

Voortrekker monument, Cape Riding Horse
Horse Guide / Stable Management

   Jan 2004
— Oct 2009

Part time job over weekends, school holidays and afternoons : Job included: guiding, feeding and cleaning of horses, basic care of horses (Muscle injection and dipping). Was in charge of staff rosters and horse rotational rosters as well as cash-up on the days that were on duty.

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