Churchill Fellowship winner heading to Africa next year
AFRICA is calling for former Fraser Island wildlife ranger Tanya Beech, who has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship.
Tanya has built a career working as a ranger, firstly on Fraser Island where she worked in dingo management and now as a vocational trainer, delivering conservation and land management training to indigenous rangers in remote communities in northern Australia.
She has decided to use the fellowship to travel to Africa, where she will spend six weeks visiting South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania.
She plans to spend time at several conservation training colleges in each country to observe and compare training and assessment tools and methods.
Tanya, who is from Maryborough but now lives in Rainbow Beach, particularly wants to see how African culture integrates with conservation practices.
Tanya will be heading to Africa early next year.