We are pleased to introduce another one of our newest MBP Volunteers, Tess! She will be heading to Madagascar in late September and will be apart of the Prolemur simus Monitoring Team. We are excited for her to be part of our team!
“Hi, I’m Tess from Sydney, Australia. Growing up I had ready access to the picturesque Blue Mountains, Sydney’s finest National Parks and Australia’s weird and amazing nature and wildlife. This led me to pursue a career in ecology and I completed a Bachelor in Animal at Veterinary Bioscience from Sydney University. Since graduating I have combined biology with my love of travel and exploration and have spent the last 5 years studying and working in Southern Africa. This involved working as a horse safari guide in South Africa, managing a volunteer wildlife conservation project in Botswana and managing a 5 star luxury lodge in one of Zambia’s National Parks. Nature never fails to fascinate and I knew field conservation was the career field for me. I have spent the last 6 months volunteering for the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation on their hugely successful Pink Pigeon Recovery Project. For me, Madagascar is the next step in enhancing my field conservation skill set whilst contributing to the conservation of some of Madagascar’s captivating wildlife. I hope to take this experience back to Australia where my love of nature began, and continue to protect Australia’s vast biodiversity.”