“Everything you do has an impact on the environment – whether you play golf, join a photographic safari, being a vegetarian, recycle domestic waste, or hunt. Equip yourself with the knowledge to understand your impact and how you can reduce it. It is essential to our and our children’s survival, and for the future of hunting.”
Lizanne Nel is the manager conservation at SA Hunters where she also serves on various national and international forums where she promotes conservation and responsible use. Lizanne has more than 30 years’ experience in conservation management. She previously worked as an ecologist and provided scientific advice to nature reserves and game farmers. She was the first female conservation scientist of the former Transvaal provincial administration where she initially spent her days in browns and boots. As head of biodiversity with the Limpopo Department for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism she became involved with policy development at provincial, national, and international level. Her academic background includes a BSc Hons in Wildlife Management and an MBA that equip her well to work at both local and international levels towards promoting the Association’s leadership role in conservation, supporting the wildlife economy, positioning responsible hunting and wildlife management as essential elements of conservation, food security, and rural economic development. Lizanne enjoys the time she spends with members at branch level where they undertake important conservation activities.