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Conservation Biology Masters Students (2016/17)

Corey Jeal

Corey Jeal

Email: corey.jeal@gmail.com

Corey has been in the conservation industry for over 12 years. Starting in Australia where he was a Park Ranger for 8 years, his career has spanned 5 countries and 3 continents. He has completed 2 degrees (Associates and Bachelors) in Natural Resource Management and Wildlife and Conservation Biology. He is a professional member or the Game Rangers Association of Africa and previous member of the Victoria Rangers Association and presented at the World Ranger Congress in Tanzania. Corey has also dedicated countless hours volunteering for such organisations as the Thin Green Line Foundation and Australian Volunteer Coast Guard. He even conducted an adventure motorcycle ride across Africa (Ghana to South Africa) raising money for rangers and the families of rangers who have fallen in the field, titled ‘Ride For Rangers’. He fell in love with Africa on his first visit to the continent and progressively stayed longer on each visit and on his 4th trip he stayed for good. Corey started working with the International Anti-Poaching Foundation in 2013 and has worked with them in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He is now based at the Victoria Falls operation, protecting the region’s last remaining rhinos as the Senior Ranger and Volunteer Coordinator. Corey has high ambitions to make as big an impact as possible in conservation. He firmly believes the Masters in Conservation Biology is an essential step to getting him the knowledge and ability to make that impact.

Thesis

The impact of a ‘trough’ Concentrated Solar Power facility on birds and other animals in the Northern Cape, South Africa (Supervisors: Peter Ryan, Samantha Ralston-Paton)