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Meet the Staff: Mike Staegemann


Introducing Wildlife ACT’s Wild Canine Programme Supervisor and Southern Human Wildlife Coexistence Supervisor, Mike Staegemann. Mike has been with Wildlife ACT since 2017 and has all the time had a ardour for Wildlife Conservation.

Mike Staegemann - Wildlife ACT Team

The place to search out me:

I’m primarily based within the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, however co-ordinate all of the Wild Canine tasks throughout Zululand, in addition to being on standby for any Emergencies within the Southern Zululand area.

Why I do that:

I’ve all the time been keen about Wildlife and Conservation since I used to be younger, so since beginning at Wildlife ACT in 2017 as a Precedence Species Monitor, I’ve been in my component.

“Having the chance to be a part of and serving to to implement new adaptive administration instruments and analysis for the conservation of South Africa’s most endangered carnivore, retains me pushed and striving to do my finest” – Mike Staegemann

Why conserving our endangered wildlife species is necessary:

All species play an integral function in our ecosystems. So, conserving species which have endangered standing, is extraordinarily necessary for making certain the companies the species carry out usually are not misplaced, as it might probably have catastrophic impacts on your complete ecosystem.

Moreover, we as people have drastically altered pure corridors via the formation of small, remoted reserves which have little to no connectivity. As our inhabitants continues to rise and additional fragment the panorama and protected areas accessible, we’ve got an obligation to assist preserve the little we’ve got left.

Mike Staegemann - Wildlife ACT Monitor

My favorite factor in regards to the place the place I work/dwell:

Daily is totally totally different, and the work/day by day duties are dynamic and continually altering.

My favorite animal:

Leopard and Noticed Hyaena.

My favorite bush reminiscence:

Participating in a flight over Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and seeing the panorama from a unique perspective and in so doing understanding why the animals we’ve got been monitoring transfer into sure areas for sources.

Primary bush dwelling survival hack:

All the time have espresso earlier than you allow within the morning… and water within the automotive in case it’s worthwhile to stroll.

A message from Mike Staegemann to our supporters and followers: 

It’s not too late to make a tangible distinction and assist preserve Africa’s iconic and endangered species from extinction by coming to be a part of us on our tasks. If we are able to proceed the work we as Wildlife ACT do, in addition to via the collaborations with our key companions, we’ll win this battle and safe wild populations of those animals for future generations to return.

Photographs by Casey Pratt Pictures / Love Africa Advertising

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