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Miss Cindy-Lee Cloete 

cindy3Cindy has a National Diploma in Nature Conservation from Cape Peninsula University of Technology and after completed her experiential training at Wolfgat Nature Reserve, became part of the City of Cape Town’s Biodiversity Branch intern intake. During this time she worked in both the Wolfgat and Macassar Dunes Nature Reserves. With a passion for Environmental Education Cindy-Lee soon became a proficient educator and excels at teaching people about their specific environmental surroundings as well as conservation principles. Becoming the Conservation Education Director for the Nature’s Valley Trust in October 2009 fulfilled one of Cindy’s life-long goals in not only being a link between nature and people, but also to effect the change she wants to see in the world. Cindy was one of the first 500 Mandela Fellowship Young African Leaders Initiative participants in 2014, brainchild of President Obama. Being chosen as one of the 500, out of 50 000 applicants, and being further chosen as one of 100 participants offered a further two month internship in the USA has been a highlight of Cindy’s career. Cindy is currently doing her Masters in Environmental Education at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.




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