Musa Mthembu

Priority Species Monitor: Tembe

I grew up in deep rural area of Kwamhlabuyalingana near Tembe Elephant Park. I got interested in nature conservation when we visited Ndumo Game Reserve during our Grade 7 farewell. I obtained a BSc degree in Ecology in 2014 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and obtained an Honours degree in Biological Sciences the following year. During my studies, I had an opportunity to volunteer to do some game counting on various game reserves that gave me more exposure to the nature conservation space. After my studies, I was offered an opportunity to be a Wild Dog Monitor on Somkhanda Game Reserve for few months. My love for nature conservation developed further during my time at Somkhanda. I have recently joined the Tembe Monitoring Team and I’m so happy to be part of Wildlife ACT. I’ve committing myself to having a positive impact on saving our endangered and priority species.