Senior Warden of Balule Olifants West
Project Manager for Balule Conservation Project
CEO of The Black Mambas APU
MSc Primatology, Oxford-Brooks University
Craig Spencer is a leading conservationist and field ecologist in Balule Olifants West. He was the head of the Overstrand Nature Conservation Department in the Western Cape of South Africa, a job that clashed with the numerous illegal fishing activities targeting Perlemoen among other species. He founded and ran the successful anti-poaching unit M.A.R.I.N.E.S., and lead the Betty's Bay Baboon monitoring program that investigated the human-baboon interactions.
He now runs the conservation and research project based at Indlovu Bush Camp in Balule Nature Reserve, and runs The Black Mambas APU project.
The Bush Babies Project Manager
Environmental Education Officer
Nat. Dip. Nature Conservation, Tshwane University
Lewyn joined Transfrontier Africa whilst completing her National Diploma in Nature Conservation at Tshwane University of Technology. After completing her 3-month Internship she was invited back to join the team in the newly created position of Environmental Education Officer. Until Lewyns arrival we were unable to start our project to introduce environmental courses into the school of the local communities boarding with Balule.
The Black Mamba APU Manager
Leonie started off as a volunteer at the project in May 2013, she returned to volunteer 2 times until finally joining the team in June 2014. Leonie has been responsible for the day to day running of the Indlovu Bush Camp and Managed our Rhino Conservation project. Currently, Leonie is part of the security team and the Manager of The Black Mambas APU.