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Biologist

John Power, South African biologist. Certified Field Guide Association Southern Africa, 2003, in potentially dangerous animals FGASA, 2003, in advanced rifle handling FGASA, 2003. Recipient Texas Merit award, 1999. Member South Africa Leopard Forum, Johannesburg, since 2005; Member of South African Leopard Forum, Wild Dog Advisory Group, Field Guides Association Southern Africa, South African Wildlife Management Association.

Background

Power, John was born on October 4, 1975 in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Son of Susan Dorothy Peiser.

Education

Master, Pretoria, 1994. Bachelor of Science, University Pretoria, 1997. Degree in Wildlife Management with honors, University Pretoria, 1999.

Master, University Pretoria, 2002.

Career

Trainee field guide Community College Africa, Skukuza, 2000. Science officer Global Vision International, Hoedspruit, South Africa, 2002—2004. Training manager, ecological monitoring officer Squacco Heron Projects, Maun, Botswana, 2006—2007.

Senior ranger Imbali Safari Lodges Pty Ltd., Orpen, South Africa. Project field officer Endangered Wildlife Trust, Alldays, South Africa. Technical assistant Mammal Research Institute, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, 1994—1997.

Cadet officer Natal Parks Board, Highmoor Ukahlamba-Drakensberg Park, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, 1996—1997. Technician Kzn Wildlife, Mkuze Game Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, 1996—1999. With Center Wildlife Management, Mabula Game Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa, 1998.

Research intern Welder Wildlife Foundation, Sinton, Texas, 1999. Aardvark researcher habituator Mammal Research Institute & Africa Wildlife Films, Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve, Free State, South Africa, 1999—2001. Leopard researcher Mammal Research Institute, Soutpansberg Mountains, Limpopo, 2000—2002.

Tour operator Limpopo South Frontiers, Johannesburg, 2003—2005. Freelance guide C4 Images & Safaris, Pretoria, 2004—2005. Researcher Onderstepoort, Faculty Veterinary Science, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, 2004.

Field assistant guide lion elephant filming British Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit Chobe National Park, Savuti, Ngamiland, Botswana, 2005. Ecological training & nocturnal animal weekend presenter Ezemvelo Nature Reserve, Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa, 2005—2006. Wild dog project coordinator Endangered Wildlife Trust Limpopo Nature Reserve, since 2008.

Wild dog tracking trip guide De Beers Group Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa, since 2008. Carnivore census project assistant Endangered Wildlife Trust Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo, South Africa, since 2008.

Achievements

  • Certified Field Guide Association Southern Africa, 2003, in potentially dangerous animals FGASA, 2003, in advanced rifle handling FGASA, 2003.

Membership

Member South Africa Leopard Forum, Johannesburg, since 2005. Member of South African Leopard Forum, Wild Dog Advisory Group, Field Guides Association Southern Africa, South African Wildlife Management Association.

Connections

father:
Susan Dorothy Peiser. Power