Florence Feynerol (France)

19 May 2018 |

I participated as a volunteer monitoring animals at Tembe and iMfolozi. These experiences have been very meaningful to me and I hope I made a contribution. All I want is to come back to improve and help more. Some volunteers are amazing and real experts in telemetry. As for me, I realised that I could spend hours waiting under the burning sun, to see through binoculars if a Cheetah had stopped napping and had decided to make a move. You learn patience. You learn to put yourself aside for the mission. You feel so small compared to the beauty, frailty and greatness and truth of the wildlife. You feel it in your gut and heart, and in helping, you become greater than what you are. As a volunteer, you share the monitors workload. Monitors who are young, multitaskers and very responsible. It is a privilege to be with such beautiful people, in such beautiful places. For me, it would have been a mistake not to be in the field with Wildlife ACT.