Meet the Staff: PJ Roberts


Picture by Chantelle Melzer

Meet Wildlife ACT’s Supervisor of our Human-Wildlife Coexistence Programme and Utilized Analysis Coordinator, Peter Jean (PJ) Roberts. After learning Marine Biology on the College of Cape City, PJ joined Wildlife ACT in 2016 and is a extremely precious member of the group.

The place to seek out me:

Throughout Zululand, however I dwell in Pongola Recreation Reserve.

Why I do that:

Endangered and iconic species comparable to Hyaena, Leopard and Vultures traverse far past the confines of protected areas. This has potential for battle, threats to livelihoods and threats to survival of those species. By working with conservationists and communities outdoors of protected areas, we are able to guarantee a lot of this battle is mitigated, and the threats to those species on this house is minimised and these species have the required house to maneuver successfully for genetic dispersal.

Why conserving our endangered wildlife species is essential:

Endangered and iconic species conservation holds nice worth in retaining functioning ecosystems and creating consciousness round biodiversity conservation. As well as, like several nice piece of paintings, marvel of the world, or sensible piece of music, we might be a lot poorer as a species if we had been to lose this stuff on our watch, by no means to be appreciated by others sooner or later.

My favorite factor concerning the place the place I work/dwell:

The pockets of pure magnificence, deep valleys, thick bush and raging rivers that make up the better Zululand panorama.

My favorite animal:

African Wild Canine

My favorite bush reminiscence:

The primary visible I ever had of the 14 Wild Canine pups from the primary Wild Canine pack I ever monitored on the uMkhuze Part of iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Primary bush residing survival hack:

Hold a Leatherman helpful!

A message from PJ to our supporters and followers: 

Wildlife Conservation is complicated and multi-faceted. Options usually are not at all times easy, and typically the truth may be exhausting to face, particularly when one is faraway from the challenges confronted by communities and conservations on the bottom.

All the time ask your self, “Is there maybe one thing I don’t perceive on this state of affairs”, earlier than criticising the selections and efforts being made to preserve what stays of our pure heritage. But additionally make it possible for choice makers stay accountable for his or her actions!

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