Girls in Conservation – Our Daring Disas

Girls in Conservation – Our Daring Disas

Through their Daring Disas initiative, BRAVE Rock Girl is not only inspiring a generation of young women to be brave, bold and confident, but to become leaders within the conservation sector.

During the June/July School Holidays Cape Leopard Trust’s ‘Girls in Conservation’ initiative hosted the Daring Disa’s for another very successful holiday programme. During this week-long programme the girls got to explore conservation careers and learn from women in the industry. The programme consisted of 5x day excursions to a variety of locations and organisations. By the end of the jam-packed week the girls had learnt about entomology and taxonomy, palaeontology and anthropology, botany and zoology; and had gained insights into careers in research and laboratory work, horticulture, eco-tourism, and sustainable farming.

We are incredibly proud to be supporting this project which is connecting these driven young women from Manenberg with our natural world, and in turn is creating future custodians of our precious Cape Floral Kingdom.

Photo Credit: Cape Leopard Trust

Sarah-Leigh Watson

After qualifying with a BA in Journalism and African History from Rhodes University, Sarah went on to qualify as a FGASA registered Game Ranger where she spent time in the South African Lowveld pursuing her passion for wildlife photography and nature conservation. Sarah joined TMF as a private consultant in 2011, to manage the Fund’s communications and marketing needs. Having grown up in the shadow of Table Mountain, Sarah is deeply passionate about the conservation of the mountain and the broader Cape Floral Region.

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