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Scientific Services Staff

The Conservation Services Office in Port Elizabeth has two divisions:

The Park Planning Division is staffed with:

  • a Head of Park Planning responsible for land consolidation and development of
    parks nationally
  • a Coordinator for Park Planning and Development of the Greater Addo Project
    and Garden Route Initiative
  • a Marine Coordinator for the Greater Addo MPA,
  • an Administration & Finance Officer Finances
  • and the Project Management Unit responsible for implementation of Greater

Scientific Services is part of the Arid Ecosystems Research Unit (AERU) and is
staffed by:

  • an Animal Ecologist responsible for the large mammal monitoring and
  • a Rehabilitation Ecologist who is assessing habitat threats and rehabilitation
  • and a Landscape Ecologist who is interested in spatial processes linking
    biological and physical aspects across landscapes. AERU as a unit is reponsible for providing the scientific input into park managment through research, monitoring and planning processes. The unit focuses their attention on the following parks; Addo Elephant, Mountain Zebra, Karoo, Namaqua, Richtersveld, Augrabies Falls, Kgalagadi, Vaalbos, Golden Gate and shares responsibility with the Scientific Services teams of Rondevlei and Skukuza for the inputs into Tankwa Karoo, Bontebok, Table Mountain, Agulhas, Marakele and Mapungubwe. AERU has assigned principle scientists to each park responsible for coordinating the ongoing research and monitoring activities both from within SANParks as well as from outside institutions.

Contact Details:

Park Planning Department

Greater Addo & Garden Route Initiatives


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