Chris Farren

Priority Species Monitor: Tembe

Growing up in Durban I spent a lot of time on the beach and in nature reserves. Most of this time was in Cape Vidal, which has the best of both the bush and the ocean. Spending a few weeks every summer holiday in Cape Vidal sparked a passion of wanting to pursue a career where I could live and work in the bush.

I graduated from Rhodes University with a degree in Zoology and Geography. After obtaining this degree I interned in Greater Kruger to gain more practical knowledge in conservation and reserve management. This internship flowed into a full-time job assisting a reserve warden on a private reserve and exposed me to all aspects of life in a nature reserve. I left Kruger to continue my studies and am currently on the last steps of obtaining my honours degree in Environmental Monitoring and Modelling.

I am thrilled to continue my journey in the African bush with wildlife ACT and apply the skills I have developed to conserve the natural beauty of KZN.