Burnett - Conservationist - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Matthew Burnett

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Services

Conservationist

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

Working in Wilderness

Work History

Reserve Manager

TWR- Benin

January 2013 - December 2013

this entailed overseeing that the integrity of the ecosystem is maintain while dealing with local villages that utilize some of the natural resources sustainably. Upholding the regulations set to the community to ensure the survival of the integrity of the ecosystem formed apart of my daily duties as well as overseeing the running and maintenance of the tourism facilities. I served as consultant to the agricultural project (White teak plantation and maize production) run by TWR-Benin station, which was separate to the reserve side of the reserve.

Freelance Trailsguide

SANParks- Kruger National Park

From May 2011

Duration: May 1, 2011 until Present
Job Description: Conducting on a regular bases the Mphongolo, Olifants and Lonely
Bull back-pack trails as lead rifle. Assisted with the Wilderness Trails on request as well as with Camp-base activities through-out the Park.

Field Guide

SANParks- Kruger National Park

October 2008 - May 2011

at Shingwedzi rest camp and surrounding
camps. Doing guided activities and other activities related to conservation. Activities
include conducting, as a first (lead) and second (back-up) rifle, day walks.

Field Guide

SANParks- Kruger National Park

January 2007 - October 2008

at Olifants rest camp and surrounding camps.
Doing guided activities and other activities related to conservation. Activities include
conducting, as a first (lead) and second (back-up) rifle, day walks, mountain bike trails, game drives, bush braai's and astronomy drives.

Conservation student under Bruce Leslie, Section Ranger

South African National Parks, Kruger National Park

January 2006 - December 2006

Duration: January 05, 2006-Decemeber 31, 2006.
Job Description: Conservation student under Bruce Leslie, Section Ranger. This
involved getting practical experience in all aspect of my diploma, E.g. guiding (game
drives for Malelane gate and Berg en Dal), eradicating exotic vegetation, field patrols
(daily patrols with the field rangers), game capture, reserve management, research,
administration, vegetation monitoring, etc

Assistant and substitute Manager

Somabula Nature Reserve (Cullinan)

January 2004 - December 2005

Tasks were to ensure guest satisfaction, market activities, conduct activities, and assist in the maintenance of chalets. Activities conducted included games drives and horse riding trails through the reserve. Other responsibilities included building roads, eradicating exotic vegetation, fixing fences, financial and general game farm management.

Qualifications & Certifications

M.Sc under the Zoology faculty for Aquatic Health

University of Johannesburg

N. Dip and B-tech in Nature Conservation

Tshwane University of Technology

Sir Pierre Van Ryneveld High School

Certificates and schievements

Transferrables from Studies

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