WIL Student: Nature Conservation
Craig was born in 1996 on a smallholding in Midrand, Gauteng. He grew up in family of enthusiastic nature conservationists where he spent most of his childhood outdoors always having a passion for animal conservation. He attended high school at Hilton College in KwaZulu-Natal, where his love for nature was further developed by spending hours on the school’s wildlife estate. Craig is part of an overlanding team that has explored some of the most remote parts of Southern Africa, he is also FGASA trained field guide.
In 2016, he enrolled for a Diploma in Nature Conservation at Saasveld in George. To complete his diploma, he is required to complete a year of practical experience in the field and was one of two students selected for the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) year at Welgevonden in 2018.
Craig’s hobbies include photography and videography and he aspires to film a wildlife documentary to raise awareness for endangered African animals such as Rhino and African Wild Dog. Craig is very passionate about African canids and hopes to learn more about canid ecology, conservation and management; possibly starting rehabilitation centre for predators and various other endangered animals one day.