National Certificate in Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial
A hardworking Field Ranger determined to promote the role of women in conservation law enforcement.
“Through my role as a Field Ranger, I want to put an end to the poaching, pollution, and habitat destruction in our protected area and demonstrate that environmentalism is not only a field for men.”
Shantel is a proud woman in conservation and would like to use her training at the Southern African Wildlife College to improve her skills and better address issues she faces back at home at Garden Route National Park. She has come a long way already and plans to go even further by working towards her Diploma in Nature Conservation.
Her career at South African National Parks already spans 11 years, over which time she has worked in law enforcement, crowd control, general reserve maintenance, and boat and foot patrol. Since becoming a Field Ranger in 2008, she has fallen in love with her work in the conservation department and would like to see more women follow her into the field.
Shantel requires support towards the R75 000 needed for her bursary. This is an amount that she does not have access to personally, which is why the SAWC as a non-profit organisation is calling upon a network of donors and supporters to help raise these funds. By donating any amount, large or small, you are playing a crucial role in helping Shantel receive the best possible training for her career in conservation.