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Curriculum Vitae



David grew up in the small town of Wankie, in northwest Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). After obtaining degrees in Agricultural Economics and Tropical Resource Ecology, he worked as an ecologist with the Rhodesia and Zimbabwe Departments of National Parks and Wildlife Management.

On leaving Parks in the late 1980s, he qualified as a Zimbabwe Professional Safari Guide while establishing the Lonrho owned Savanna Wildlife. David then worked with Clive Stockil to develop, what were to become, the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve and the Save Valley Conservancy, as well as on the Mahenye Community Campfire project.

In Namibia, David joined Albi Bruckner, the founder of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, in planning and implementing the establishment of the Reserve. While based in Namibia, he founded and managed the Sindisa Foundation, a United Kingdom registered charity that supported wildlife conservation and rural development in southern Africa. During the same period he assisted with the creation of the Amakhala Game Reserve in South Africa.

David has also advised the Misiones Provincial Government in Argentina on policy, planning and implementation of nature-based tourism into their Provincial Parks; as well as on the role of wildlife and sustainable natural resource use in the economic development of rural communities living on the borders of protected areas. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Zoological Society of London.

He is currently based in South Africa. The MacKenzie Peddie website is a recent initiative to help promote collaboration and cooperation in wildlife conservation and rural development, particularly through the efforts of the safari tourism industry.

Curriculum Vitae                                                   Conservation    Community    Commerce    Culture                                      © David Peddie 2017