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Katy Mead

 

‘Elephant day’ Project Leader

I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. As soon as I left school I completed a diploma in Animal management and welfare.  I then continued my animal studies with a degree in Animal science and behaviour.

 Since graduating I have spent some years working within the animal care industry and taken some time out to bring up my 2 children. Working with domestic animals is rewarding in many ways, however my real passion is for wildlife and conservation. Having children has really made me think about the future of this planet for them. Wildlife populations globally have declined by 60% in less than 50 years. Being a part of SUF is giving me the opportunity to do my part to help prevent this decline.

My volunteer work with Shared Universe so far has involved leading ‘Elephant days’ in Primary schools, I have also been fortunate enough to travel to South Africa to stay at Mapesu private game reserve in Limpopo. This amazing and eye opening experience, combined with the use of my wildlife knowledge is proving to make ‘Elephant days’ a success. Educating the next generations and encouraging future conservation careers is critical in order to protect our natural world.