Nicholus Lief Mavimbela
Advanced Certificate in Nature Conservation: Transfrontier Conservation Management
A motivated Senior Ranger determined to enhance the capacity of his department and address the conservation challenges prevailing within his local community.
“As a person in a leadership position, I look forward to learning the best ways to manage and motivate my team so that we can perform a greater service to the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.”
Nicholus is a leader and has shown dedication and progress throughout his career, having pursued academic and practical training in the field of conservation for the past 24 years. He currently holds the position of Senior Conservation Ranger at Nooitgedacht Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga and has received an Environmental Educator qualification from UNISA as well we a National Certificate in Nature Conservation from the Southern African Wildlife College.
A self-professed family man, Nicholus is devoted not only to his area of expertise, but also to his children and his community. The importance of leading the next generation towards an appreciation for wildlife and nature is paramount in his endeavours.
Achieving his Advanced Certificate in Nature Conservation from the SAWC will help him combat issues around poaching and illegal harvesting of fauna within Nooitgedacht Nature Reserve.
Nicholus requires support towards the R75 000 needed for his bursary. This is an amount that he 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 Nicholus receive the best possible training for his career in conservation.