Carlien Esterhuizen

Carlien is a passionate conservationist with more than 16 years’ ecology, wildlife conservation and fundraising experience. She is the Project Rhino Assistant, which essentially means she is the go-to person for everything from fundraising and marketing, to securing project resources, organising events and communicating with Project Rhino members.

Carlien is an ecologist, and experienced field guide; she served as the Assistant General Manager for Madikwe Conservancy before joining Project Rhino in 2018. She holds an M Tech Game Ranch Management (Nature Conservation), as well as a number of environmental short courses.

Carlien is an athlete and runs for the “Madikwe Mambas” running club. She completed the Comrades Marathon for her fifth time this year, and in doing so, helped to raise more than R70,000 for conservation and upliftment projects.