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Joanna Hebbert

“When you apply for a placement with ACE worldwide, I will help you through the process and get you booked onto your African adventure! I will talk you through all the project information to help you decide on the right placement for you. If you enquire about a group experience, I will personally work with you to put together a fun, educational and bespoke trip itinerary with a strong focus on wildlife conservation!

I also help with marketing our awesome partner projects, so you may see me to chat to in person at events around the UK and further afield.

I completed my BSc in Zoology in 2011 and was lucky enough to have many travel opportunities throughout my studies. My first stop in my year out in 2008 was South Africa! I have always been captivated by the magnificent beauty of African wildlife and my time out there more than lived up to expectations. There is nothing more exhilarating than watching a pack of painted wild dogs block your path, wait in suspense to see if a herd of elephants are ready to charge your way or listen at night to hyenas laughing just metres away from your tent! After this my passion grew and I have since been to Bali to research dolphin behaviour, habitat and the effect of tourism on the populations. My dissertation then took me around Europe where I collected data on swarming bat species.

Since joining ACE I have been privileged to visit many of our partner projects in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Each project has made me more enthusiastic about what we do – meeting all the dedicated project staff, amazing wildlife and seeing our conservation travellers in action was such a rewarding experience. My heart will always lie with Africa, so I am thrilled to be part of the ACE team and passionate about conserving wildlife whilst providing conservation travellers with the opportunity to create their own memorable experiences!”

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