Audrey Kettles


Audrey is the Wildlife Director of Humane Society International-Africa and Field Director of Elephant Immunocontraception Projects in Africa. She served as the Behavioural and Research Ecologist at The Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve 19 years, where she specialised in elephant management and behaviour. She holds an MSc (Elephant Immunocontraception). Her PhD focuses on Spatial and Temporal Drivers of Elephant Movement in private reserves and the Greater Kruger National Park through the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Amarula Elephant Research Program. Audrey is a registered ecologist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions and consults for and advises private and provincial parks. Audrey is a specialist member of the Elephant Specialist Advisory group. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and has contributed towards various books on elephant management. Audrey has completed the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council’s Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course and specialises in the rehabilitation and release of indigenous mammals. She recently qualified as a South African Veterinary Council accredited Animal Welfare Assistant, which will enable her to directly assist in primary health care outreach for community pets.

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