Dirk J.M. Campher

(Dirk)

DirkFirm: Southern Waters Ecological Research and Consulting cc

Address: 152 Glen Road, Glencairn, 7975, Cape Town

Tel: +27.74 123 0893

Mob: +27.82 506 1089

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Year of Birth: 1992

Citizenship: South African

Profession: Intern

Languages: English (first language), Afrikaans (fluent).

EDUCATION

2012 - 2015: B.Sc. Hons. (Conservation Ecology) – University of Stellenbosch

2010: National Senior Certificate – Oakridge College

EXPERIENCE

2018-Present: Southern Water Ecological Research and Consulting cc
Intern: Southern Waters is an independent company associated with the Institute of Water Studies, University of the Western Cape (UWC). The company aims to provide a service to public and private organisations in advising on the sustainable management of inland and coastal aquatic systems, in particular environmental flows. At the same time, its members contribute to the body of fundamental knowledge on the structure and functioning of these ecosystems, and Southern Waters has therefore retained a research and teaching component through its direct links with an academic institution.
Duties include: Research

2018- present: Animal Demography Unit (ADU)
Volunteer: Participant in the Co-ordinated Waterbrird Count (CWAC) Project, South African Bird Atlas Project 2 (SABAP2) Project. These are some of the most important bird monitoring projects worldwide. The CWAC aims to act as a long-term waterbird monitoring tool, which benefits a variety of Conservation Efforts Worldwide. This project involves SANBI, Wetland International, and RAMSAR Convention. RAMSAR has partnerships with Birdlife International, WWF, IUCN, International Wetland Management institute, Wetlands International, and Wildfowl and Wetland Trust.

The SABAP2 project aims to map the distribution and relative abundance of birds in southern Africa. This project helps to highlight the importance of species, and is used to do Strategic Environmental Assessments. This project involves SANBI, FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology and Department of Environmental Affairs.
As an active hiker, I have also collected data for the Virtual Museum Project.
I use the data collected for the above projects, I also collet additional data regarding various aspects of the environment.

2017 - Present: Clean C – (Table View, WC)
Volunteer: Non- profit Organisation. Clean C has helped to remove over 100 tons of rubbish off the beaches and in communities around Cape Town in the last 4 years. They are involved with many projects pertaining to communities by educating them and creating awareness. I use the time when volunteering to not only improve that condition of our natural ecosystems, but also to educate people and help create awareness.

2016 - 2018: Efficient Independent Distribution Services – (Table View, WC)
Financial Advisor/ Discovery Short-term Insurance Specialist: Review client financial portfolios, and give advice based on current situation and specific needs of client. Received “recognition for Outstanding Production Performance” reward (2016-2017). Created and managed own Facebook Page, educating the community about the product and the Industry as a whole. This has significantly helped me to network, and talk with people on all economic levels.

2016 – 2016: South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Bird(SANCCOB) – (Table View,WC)
Rehabilitation Intern : SANCCOB is a registered non- profit organisation whose objective is to reverse the decline of seabird populations through rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds.
Duties include: supervised the intensive care unit for sea birds. Supervised a variety bird pens and other volunteers on a daily basis. Handled and cared for variety of seabirds. Tubing, feeding and administering prescribed medication. Assisted in admitting new seabird to the rehabilitation centre(X- rays, Deworming, etc). Record keeping for individual birds and monitoring behaviour. Evaluated and assessed basic blood results (packed cell volume, buffy coat and total protein). Assessed the waterproofing of feathers in African penguins.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Member: SAWMA - South African Wildlife Management Association.
Member: Botanical Society.
Member: FGASA – Field Guide Association of Southern Africa
Member: Animal Demography Unit (ADU)

RERERENCES:

DISCOVERY DURBANVILLE:
Mrs Erma KOtze: Disovery Broker Consultant
Cell: +27(0) 71 108 3466
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EFFICIENT INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE BLOUBERGSTRAND:
Mr Dewald Campher: National Executive Director
Tell: +27(0)87 700 7705/ Cell: +27(0) 78 620 1439
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SOUTH AFRICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF COASTAL BIRDS (SANCCOB):
Marguerite du Preez: Volunteer Co-ordinator
Tel: +27 (0)21 5576155.
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STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY:
Dr. Alison J. Leslie: Lecturer / Supervisor of Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27(0)21-808-2487 / Cell: +27(0)82-896-0068.
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THE GEORGE:
Mr Pete Ely: Owner/ Manager:
Tel: +27 (0)31 561 5850 / Cell: +27(0)84 233 7432.
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