Meet the Crew: PJ Roberts

Photograph by Chantelle Melzer

Meet Wildlife ACT’s Supervisor of our Human-Wildlife Coexistence Programme and Utilized Analysis Coordinator, Peter Jean (PJ) Roberts. After learning Marine Biology on the College of Cape City, PJ joined Wildlife ACT in 2016 and is a extremely helpful member of the staff.

The place to seek out me:

Throughout Zululand, however I dwell in Pongola Sport Reserve.

Why I do that:

Endangered and iconic species resembling Hyaena, Leopard and Vultures traverse far past the confines of protected areas. This has potential for battle, threats to livelihoods and threats to survival of those species. By working with conservationists and communities exterior of protected areas, we are able to guarantee a lot of this battle is mitigated, and the threats to those species on this house is minimised and these species have the mandatory house to maneuver successfully for genetic dispersal.

Why conserving our endangered wildlife species is vital:

Endangered and iconic species conservation holds nice worth in retaining functioning ecosystems and creating consciousness round biodiversity conservation. As well as, like all nice piece of paintings, surprise of the world, or good piece of music, we’d be a lot poorer as a species if we had been to lose this stuff on our watch, by no means to be appreciated by others sooner or later.

My favorite factor in regards to the place the place I work/dwell:

The pockets of pure magnificence, deep valleys, thick bush and raging rivers that make up the better Zululand panorama.

My favorite animal:

African Wild Canine

My favorite bush reminiscence:

The primary visible I ever had of the 14 Wild Canine pups from the primary Wild Canine pack I ever monitored on the uMkhuze Part of iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Primary bush dwelling survival hack:

Preserve a Leatherman useful!

A message from PJ to our supporters and followers: 

Wildlife Conservation is advanced and multi-faceted. Options will not be all the time easy, and generally the truth could be exhausting to face, particularly when one is faraway from the challenges confronted by communities and conservations on the bottom.

All the time ask your self, “Is there maybe one thing I don’t perceive on this state of affairs”, earlier than criticising the selections and efforts being made to preserve what stays of our pure heritage. But in addition make it possible for choice makers stay accountable for his or her actions!

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