Regional Conservation Coordinator Free-State
“Our planet is our only home, and we are more probably the last generations that can make a significant difference. We desperately need to act and become involved in conservation initiatives to ensure that our children and grandchildren enjoy wild open spaces, hunting opportunities, clean water, clean air, and LIFE!”
From his early childhood, Dave Hayter was determined to become a conservationist and he never wavered from that decision. He graduated with a Diploma in Nature Conservation and has been formally involved with conservation for approximately 37 years. He has been working for the Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs for nearly 33 years. He is currently the acting director for biodiversity and conservation and is a designated Grade 1 environmental management inspector. He is an avid and dedicated hunter, having hunted throughout Southern Africa and abroad. His dedication to his career, his love of the outdoors, bird watching, sport shooting and hunting has strengthened his resolve to ensure that our resources are used sustainably, and that our heritage is protected into the future. Dave’s involvement with SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association begun nearly 25 years ago. He joined as a member in 1998, and is fully committed to his involvement with the Bloemfontein Branch as conservation and hunting coordinator and as the deputy chairperson.