Thank you to the amazing presenters and guides who shared their knowledge and passion for biodiversity as part of VERGE in 2018:
Dr Chloé Guerbois
PhD in Ecology (MNHN Paris) | Post-doctoral fellow: Sustainability Research Unit of Nelson Mandela University, George Campus
Founder and executive director of BioWise, a social enterprise that aspired to bring about positive change by promoting the practice of biomimicry.
biowise.org.za | facebook.com/biowise.org.za
A CREW (Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers) group of citizen scientists that find and map rare and endangered plants in the Southern Cape.
facebook.com/CREWCitSciZA | inaturalist.org/observations/outramps
BSc in Agriculture | MSc in Aquaculture. Environmental educator, guide, consultant.
www.gardenroutetrail.co.za | facebook.com/Garden-Route-Trail-202573065241
Instagram: @garden_route_trail, @photographymgd | Twitter: @coastalwalk and @mediamgd
Philippa Mallac & Vernon Pendlebury
Permaculturists, beekeepers, and seed guardians and growers: Sacred Earth Seeds
Dr. Mark Brown
Program Director for the Nature’s Valley Trust. Honorary researcher at the School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
www.naturesvalleytrust.co.za | www.instagram.com/nvtrust/ | twitter.com/NVTrust | facebook.com/naturesvalleytrust/
Dr. Dave Edge
Entomologist | Conservation Director at Brenton Blue Trust | Former senior lecturer at the School of Environmental Sciences at North-West University.
Dr. Louw Claassens
Marine biologist & current director of the Knysna Basin Project
Nanna (Helena) Joubert
Horticulturist, natural perfumer, artist, and volunteer at Pledge Nature Reserve
Contemporary visual artist, designer, workshop facilitator & eco arts coordinator.