Kim Gordon – Conservationist
BA (Psych. and Comm. Sci.); Adv.Dip (Nature Conservation); N.Dip (Nature Conservation)
Community Conservation Officer
Kim started at HWS in 2018. Kim has carried out several years of field research on primate behaviour involving vervet monkeys and chacma baboons in South Africa, as well as spending a year in Zambia researching kinda baboons. Kim has been involved with various environmental education sessions, has run monthly conservation club meetings, and has worked with local communities to improve capacity-building skills.
Kim completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2006. After working in online marketing, she decided to follow a career more aligned to her passion for the environment. In 2016, she received an Advanced Diploma in Nature Conservation from UNISA. She is currently working towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Nature Conservation (equivalent to a B.Tech) through UNISA. Her Honours project focused on human-wildlife conflict between suburban residents and chacma baboons in Hermanus, South Africa.
She has also volunteered in a range of positions while studying towards her National Diploma, gaining experience in various fields such as small mammal captures, river health assessments, park maintenance, and alien species control. Her interests are in ecology, human-wildlife conflict, animal behaviour, integrated resource management and environmental education.