Carlien is a passionate conservationist with more than 18 years’ ecology, wildlife conservation and fundraising experience. She is a Director of Project Rhino Alliance NPC and the current Project Rhino Assistant. Her job includes 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.
In addition to her passion for conservation, Carlien is an athlete and runs for the “Madikwe Mambas” running club. She completed the Comrades Marathon for her fifth time in 2019, and in doing so, helped to raise more than R70,000 for conservation and upliftment projects.