As a professional Conservation and Ecology Consultant, I am committed to providing the necessary guidance you need in order to take action. From making strategic decisions to understanding what your logical next steps are, I’m here to guide you through any and all processes. With my help, your plans will be realised in no time. Take a look around my site and get in touch to book a consultation meeting.
LRC WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SERVICES
Innovative Ecology Consulting
I possess a determination and enthusiasm for my work which enables me to operate in challenging locations, with limited budgets and restrictive time frames while completing my objectives in a professional manner and to a high standard. I bring these qualities and more to all my clients and projects.
I offer a variety of services customised to fit your specific needs. Are you a large organisation looking for a step-by-step plan of action? Or, are you are a small NGO just starting out? No matter what your needs are, I am here to provide you with guidance every step of the way. Take a look below to see what I can do for you.
Extensive experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of landscape scale ecological and community based projects.
In depth knowledge of multiple wildlife censusing techniques and analysis to fit any project no matter the geographic location or scale.
Working knowledge on multi stakeholder engagement which enables a combined bottom up and top down to maximise project effectiveness and long-term viability.
Expert knowledge and first hand experience of the complexities of human-wildlife conflict which provides the perfect base to determine the cause and, in turn, the solutions required.
SCIENTIFIC & MANAGEMENT REPORTING
Adaptability in writing styles is key when engaging multiple audiences. Your project will benefit from professionally written project proposals and scientific reports and articles for social media, magazines and blogs.
Creative and dynamic thinking is essential in the success of modern conservation projects. From development of citizen science and mobile Apps. to drones and the application and effectiveness of the latest technology. All of these elements will be brought together to ensure maximum effectiveness of your project.
Undertaken research across East and Southern Africa
Developed and executed community-based projects
Fundraising / Grant applications
Multiple stakeholder collaborations
Working knowledge on multiple species and global conservation issue
Human-Wildlife Conflict coordinator
Fieldwork and project management
Logistics planning and execution
Scientific / General / Media writing
Budget and time management
Creation and development of corporate partnership
Citizen Science projects concept and execution
Capacity building, education + workshop coordinator
Camera trapping, Questionnaire, GPS collars - survey design, execution & analysis
Department manager / team leader
Excellent communication (verbal/written)
Software packages: PRESENCE, GIS, Microsoft Office, WildID, R, CameraBase
LEOPARD: NATIONAL CENSUS &
SUSTAINABLE HUNTING PRACTICES, NAMIBIA
I am the Consultant hired to conduct a national census for leopard across Namibia to determine density and distribution for the next 18 months. This project follows on from the 2010/11 national leopard census and will use camera traps, spoor tracking and questionnaires to gather data from key stakeholders.
This project is in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, who state that
“To ensure sustainable utilisation of our wildlife resources for the benefit of current and future generations as provided for in our Constitution, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism supports the research project by the Namibia Professional Hunting Association aimed at understanding the population ecology and dynamics of leopard in Namibia”
This project takes a multi-disciplinary approach, inside and outside national parks, by combining ecological methodologies and social science to understand the pressures on, and status of, the leopard population across Namibia. I will also be looking at leopard hunting practices to provide recommendations on sustainable utilisation to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia.
CONSERVATIONFIT - FOOTPRINTS FOR CONSERVATION
I am both the Project Manager and Founding Partner of ConservationFIT. We aim to conserve endangered species around the word using just a footprint. WildTrack Footprint Identification Technique (FIT) software enables us to identify individuals, their sex and age from the footprints left behind in the mud, sand and snow.
CARNIVORE TRACKER APP.
I am the Creator and Project Manager of the Carnivore Tracker App. project. Carnivore Tracker is a citizen science driven project which collects presence data for all carnivores across Namibia from the yellow mongoose to leopards and lions.
ECOLOGICAL AND COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH MANAGER, CHEETAH CONSERVATION FUND, NAMIBIA
I was responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Cheetah Conservation Fund's ecology and community based research. These projects vary from; community capacity building and training projects, human-wildlife conflict cases and mapping, citizen science, landscape and spatial ecology and biodiversity monitoring.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD), NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY, UK
To understand the fundamental reasons behind the differences in density and distribution of brown hyaena between protected areas unprotected farmland across South Africa. The North West and Limpopo provinces act as the detailed case study areas in which all the fieldwork was undertaken. A suite of tools has been used to collect and analyse the data, including: remote camera trapping, radio tracking, spatial modelling and questionnaires.