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Kerry Purnell

Kerry Purnell

Project Manager | Northern Cape Land Project

Kerry Purnell is currently managing the expansion project in the Northern Cape assisting the Province in protecting its unique biodiversity through the expansion of key Namaqualand Protected Areas.

Kerry has spent the last twelve years prior to working for Wilderness Foundation working in the Stewardship and Protected Area Expansion Programme in CapeNature, who are responsible for biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape. Her career took her from extension officer to Programme manager and during this period the organisation declared over fifty Nature Reserves conserving over 100 000ha of additional threatened vegetation types.

She is passionate about biodiversity conservation at a landscape scale and sees Protected Area expansion and partnerships as an excellent tools to achieve this.