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WEF Founder & Patrons

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Dr Madelein J Grundlingh
Dr Madelein J GrundlinghWEF Founder & Chairperson
Dr. Madelein J Grundlingh is a professionally qualified and experienced zoologist and conservation education specialist, former lecturer, biology teacher, researcher, scriptwriter, artist, graphic designer and producer of nature/environmental television programmes, as well as a passionate wildlife photographer and the founder of DJANI Wildlife Projects, a wildlife conservation initiative.
Apart from various other awards, during SANParks’ prestigious annual award ceremony, Dr. Madelein J. Grundlingh has been awarded a KUDU Award for her individual contribution towards environmental education and capacity building in South Africa. Other recent achievements include amongst others, two new spectacular books on Africa’s mammals, written and published by dr. Grundlingh and the income generated from the sale of these books are ultilised by the WEF for Conservation Education.
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AFRICA'S MAMMALS - Discovering 101 species

A celebration of the animal kingdom, a celebration of the magic and wonder of all the magnificent creatures we share this planet with - a dedication to their special and intriguing lives that often go unnoticed by us, the one species capable of truly appreciating this magical biodiversity.
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WEF Patrons

Michelle Garforth-Venter
Michelle Garforth-VenterPatron
Conservation Journalist, Presenter & Executive Producer: Ezinkulu Productions, and co-author of the book: The Green Line. Award winning conservation journalist, Michelle Garforth-Venter, has become synonymous for her pioneering educational television productions and newsprint articles have brought sustainable living, eco, wildlife and conservation issues to the fore of the public’s mind – by creating a much needed platform of awareness in mainstream media. Through her travels and passion for the natural world, while working for the world’s best known television channels, Michelle inspires others to become everyday activists and help solve the plight of our Planet.
Jonathan Pienaar
Jonathan PienaarWEF Patron
Jonathan Pienaar is a famous and well-loved South African writer, actor, voice-over artist and comedian. He has appeared in numerous South African and international films and television shows including Blood Diamond, Crusoe, and Wild At Heart.
Apart from being a professional and dedicated writer, actor, voice over artist and comedian for more than 20 years, Jonny is a passionate conservationist and humanist.
Rudolf & DeWet du Toit
Rudolf & DeWet du ToitWEF Patrons
DeWet du Toit is a well-known South African actor, director and producer. He is committed to starring in a Hollywood Tarzan blockbuster film and regards every bit of filming experience as a stepping-stone towards his ultimate goal.
Rudolf du Toit is the twin brother of DeWet du Toit, both well-known South African actors and filmakers.
Apart from being a professional actor, DeWet is a passionate conservationist.

Wildlife Education Foundation (WEF)

The WEF is an apolitical, Non-Profit Organisation (reg. no: 078-886 NPO, PBO: 930039447) founded and managed with integrity by a group of professionals with a passion and an interest in sustainable development, biodiversity, education and the conservation of our natural heritage - Read more ...

Wildlife Education Foundation (WEF)

The WEF is an apolitical, Non-Profit Organisation (reg. no: 078-886 NPO, PBO: 930039447) founded and managed with integrity by a group of professionals with a passion and an interest in sustainable development, biodiversity, education and the conservation of our natural heritage - Read more ...

WEF VISION & MISSION

CONSERVATION through EDUCATION - The ONLY long-term Solution to our planet's Environmental & Conservation Challenges! During the past few years, the WEF has visited and done presentations and workshops at more than 80 schools and reached annually more than 120 000 learners, educator and adults - Read more ...

WEF VISION & MISSION

CONSERVATION through EDUCATION - The ONLY long-term Solution to our planet's Environmental & Conservation Challenges! During the past few years, the WEF has visited and done presentations and workshops at more than 80 schools and reached annually more than 120 000 learners, educator and adults - Read more ...

WEF Volunteer Experience

The WEF ENVIRO-Hero Volunteer Program is a unique and educational Wildlife Documentary Filming Project and Introduction to Wildlife Volunteering in Africa. Included: Exciting & educational safaris/tours, a variety of Wildlife / Nature Courses, introduction to various Wildlife and Conservation Projects at different locations - Read more ...

WEF Volunteer Experience

The WEF ENVIRO-Hero Volunteer Program is a unique and educational Wildlife Documentary Filming Project and Introduction to Wildlife Volunteering in Africa. Included: Exciting & educational safaris/tours, a variety of Wildlife / Nature Courses, introduction to various Wildlife and Conservation Projects at different locations - Read more ...