Dr. Dave Cooper qualified as a veterinarian in 1981 and has been with the Natal Parks Board – now known as Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife for over 23 years. He has dedicated his life to the nurture, care, and management of wildlife and is the sole vet at EKZNW responsible for the animals in the KZN provincial parks. Dave and his team are called on to respond to each poaching incident, they care for injured and orphaned rhinos and process fresh crime scenes. Dr Cooper is regarded as one of the leading experts in rhino immobilisation, capture and transport. He has been involved in the relocation of over 150 black rhino to different localities as part of the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. He was awarded the uMvikeli Wildlife Award by US wildlife conservation charity the Wildlife Tomorrow Fund in 2018, in recognition of his many years of commitment to conservation.
Join us to hear this remarkable man tell his story about rhinos and other wildlife in KZN on Tuesday, December 3 at uShaka Marine World in the Len Baumann Conference Room at SAAMBR from 17h30 for 18h00. Enquiries call 0313288222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – No charge but space is limited!
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