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Matthew Norval

Chief Operations Officer: Conservation

Matthew is a conservation project and protected area planning and management specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in both state and private owned protected areas across Southern Africa.  He has been involved in the establishment and expansion of a number of prominent conservation areas in South Africa including the Namaqua National Park (Founding Park Manager), Baviaanskloof Mega-reserve, Plains of Camdeboo Private Reserve, Mountain Zebra/Camdeboo Corridor and the Tanqua/Cederberg Wilderness Corridor.

His academic qualifications include a B. Tech degree in Nature Conservation and a Diploma in Project Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and a Masters in Environmental Management from the University of the Free State.