Kristian de la Riva,
The role of any guide is to ignite peoples passions, interests and connections to any given subject. This is particularly important to the role of a nature guide in our current climate given the epidemic levels of nature disconnection most of us experience today. I use all my knowledge and skills acquired as a safari guide in South Africa and Europe to facilitate a deeper understanding of the natural world for any participant upon our varied tours. I myself grew up in a city and under estimated my reliance upon natural systems, of which I knew little about. This realisation in adult life now propels me to understand our objective and subjective interconnectedness to the natural systems that underpin every ecosystem on earth.
Based in Amsterdam I run nature courses both locally and abroad. The duality of discovering living systems on your doorstep that you had bypassed everyday as well as facilitating true wilderness adventures in some of Europes wildest places, is one that has rich value. Each has its place along the spectrum of nature experiences that as human beings we desperately need to be nourish upon.
Level 1 SA Fgasa Field guide
SA Fgasa Back up Trails guide
SA Fgasa Lead trails guide
Diploma Wildlife management & Conservation
Level 4 (Specialist) Cybertracker Track & Sign Europe
Level 4 (Specialist) Cybertracker Track & Sign Africa
I have been in zoological studies since 1982, Doctor of Biology since 1989, Professor since 2007. Generally, the main field of my zoological interests was population ecology of carnivores and also other species of vertebrate predators as well as analysis of vertebrate predator-prey community in the transitional mixed forest in Belarus. In the last decade and nowadays I have mainly investigated population biology of the wolf Canis lupus and lynx Lynx lynx.
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