Wildroute Environmental Consultants CC was established in 2003 and strives to become one of the leaders in the wildlife management and environmental consulting field. We operate within a network of specialists, giving us access to a wide range of expertise within the environmental sphere. This includes areas like wildlife management, farm planning and management, rehabilitation and restoration, urban greening and landscaping, monitoring, environmental impact assessments and environmental education and training.
Wildroute Environmental Consultants CC’s primary consultant and member Danie van Eeden did his undergraduate studies in a multi- disciplinary field incorporating zoology, botany and geography at the University of Pretoria. He then proceeded to do an honours degree in wildlife management with emphasis on vegetation surveys and the monitoring of change in vegetation, especially looking at the management of wildlife and other natural resources. He was awarded a masters degree in wildlife management by the University of Pretoria in 2006 with the title of his thesis “Aspects of the ecology and conservation status of selected wildlife in and around Tembe Elephant Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”. He is currently registered for his PhD in wildlife management through the Centre for Wildlife Management at the University of Pretoria with the title “Habitat selection, feeding ecology and conservation genetics of the suni Neotragus moschatus in South Africa”
Wildroute Environmental Consultants CC’s primary member is registered as an ecologist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) , which regulate scientific and professional standards within the industry. He has extensive experience in wildlife management, vegetation surveys, monitoring, community based natural resource management and education and training within the environmental field.
Services offered include:
- Infrastructure planning
- Habitat analysis for the reintroduction of protected or specially protected animal species
- Habitat evaluations
- Veld condition assessments
- Determination of ecological carrying capacity and stocking rates
- Compilation of veld and game monitoring programs
- Camera trapping to determine the presence of animals (especially predators) and
- The compilation of general management plans for game ranches or reserves.