Welcome Nadine – our new foreign research assistant!

Nadine was born in France, where her love for nature started when she was raised by her grandparents in the countryside. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in science in France. In order to achieve her dreams of travel, and also to gain some experience, she went to South Africa, at the start of 2015, to study caracal and leopard distribution at the Mogalakwena Research Centre.

During that time there, her passion for mammals (especially felines) and conservation increased. She decided to pursue her studies in South Africa and started her MSc degree in Biological Sciences through the University of Cape Town to assess diversity and characteristics of communities of the small mammals’ species at Karoo sites vulnerable to shale-gas exploration, and other land uses. She is currently helping with volunteer/student supervision and research programmes at Mapesu as well as with social media.