Eugene Greyling

MSc Student: Eugene Greyling
MSc Student: Eugene Greyling

Eugene has always had a love for all things nature and conservation orientated and shares a passion for both people and the natural environment. Eugene first became involved with the CLT as a student completing his BSc Hons (Biodiversity & Ecology) degree at Stellenbosch University during 2020. His research project titled "Catering for leopards of the Cape: investigating prey species diversity in a transformed and a protected landscape" provided the perfect platform for him to continue his studies focussing on leopard ecology and conservation. He is currently enrolled in the MSc. Conservation Ecology program at Stellenbosch University where he will continue his work on leopards with the CLT.

Eugene is also a volunteer wildland firefighter, the Managing Director of Lessons in Conservation NPC, and a professional terrestrial and marine guide. On reflection of his academic and practical background Eugene came to realise that the ecosystem is far to diverse and complex for any single management approach to be applied across the board and make a significant long-term impact. He believes that the biggest influence we can have is by targeted education, based on high quality ecological research, in communities where we can plant a seed that will drive local change – tackling problems using locally crafted solutions.

Eugene is particularly interested in behavioural-, carnivore-, and fire ecology on a population and ecosystem level, environmental conservation education, and human-wildlife conflict. He is also an amateur herpetologist that enjoys spending his free time out in the field.

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