Coenraad Berrange

Priority Species Monitor: Manyoni

As someone who was born and raised in South Africa, my parents and I went camping all over the country, providing me with a great appreciation for the diversity and natural beauty of South Africa. I always loved camping in game reserves and listening to the sounds of the bush whilst having a braai under the beautiful night sky. I also developed a love for wildlife photography which it is something I really enjoy.

After high school I did a field guide course for six months, followed by a six-month internship at Marataba Safari Lodge. After my year in the bush, I went to study at the North-West University of Potchefstroom where I completed an undergraduate B.Sc. degree, as well as a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology.

In search of a more practical experience, I decided to volunteer with Wildlife ACT in January 2021 for four weeks. After my time as a volunteer, Wildlife ACT was kind enough to provide me with the opportunity to work with this amazing team where I can contribute to real conservation work.