The Van Plettenberg Historical Society

22 October 2019
The Van Plettenberg Historical Society

20 years of conservation in Plett – the developing role of the Nature’s Valley Trust.

Dr Mark Brown will be addressing the Van Plettenberg Historical Society on Thursday 14th November 2019.  

Mark is a well known figure in our area and works tirelessly on all aspects of conservation work.

He is perhaps best known in Plettenberg Bay for his efforts to raise awareness and protect the fragile breeding grounds of our shorebirds.           

As the Nature’s Valley Trust approaches it’s 20th anniversary,   Mark will be speaking about how this Non Profit Organisation has evolved over the years to become what it is today.

Dr Brown is the Program Director of the Nature's Valley Trust, but also holds a position as honorary researcher at the School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal.   He has published over 80 scientific publications , was a contributing author to Robert’s VII Birds of Southern Africa, and has presented research papers at national and international conferences.

After working on the staff at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for over 12 years, while volunteering with several prominent conservation NGO’s ,    Mark stepped across the gap and moved full-time into the NGO environment.

He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Plettenberg Bay Tourism, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal Ostrich (African Journal of Ornithology).

Mark has won numerous national and international awards for his research and conservation work.

He has co-supervised over 30 postgraduate students, and is passionate about mentoring young conservationists.

Venue:   Formosa Garden Village

Date:      Thursday November 14th, 2019

Time:      Doors open at 17.30 for a prompt start at 18.00

Price:    R30 per head – all welcome

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