Meet the Group: Chris Kelly


Introducing Co-founder, Govt Trustee and Director of Species Conservation, Chris Kelly.

Wildlife ACT Co-founder, Executive Trustee and Director of Species Conservation, Chris Kelly

While finishing his sensible coaching alongside Zululand’s shoreline monitoring turtles and crocodiles inside the Higher St. Lucia Wetland Park Heritage Website, Chris Kelly developed a eager curiosity in sport seize and shortly thereafter discovered himself managing and working a chemical and passive sport seize for a personal firm. Throughout this time, he famous the necessity and the significance of post-release monitoring efforts of the precedence species we moved onto reserves.

This led Chris onto his subsequent expertise: working as a researcher and post-release monitor of Black Rhino along side the WWF-Black Rhino Vary Enlargement Challenge in Zululand. Having fun with the monitoring operations of his work, he determined to maneuver right into a everlasting put up at uMkhuze Recreation Reserve the place he oversaw all monitoring operations.

After happening to work on a good variety of reserves throughout South Africa, Chris Kelly recognised the necessity for correctly managed and funded monitoring applications on reserves which had precedence species. Quickly thereafter, the founders obtained collectively to type Wildlife ACT in Zululand.

The place to seek out me:

I’m primarily based in Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and work broadly throughout the province.

Why I do that:

It is rather rewarding contributing in the direction of saving our planet and life as we all know it.

Why conserving our endangered wildlife species is essential:

Endangered species are indicators that an ecosystem is in stability, so by saving them we assist to save lots of many different species and the protected areas that they require, in flip, saving our planet.

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

Working within the coalface of conservation is extraordinarily rewarding, and with the ability to spend time outside connecting with nature in our stunning South Africa is unbeatable.

My favorite animal:

All of them.

Primary bush residing survival hack:

At all times have your binoculars useful.

A message from Chris Kelly to our supporters and followers: 

All of us want a wholesome planet so please be extra aware of how you might be treating it, respect it and play your half to reserve it.

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