South African National Parks has appointed Charlene Adams as the new Park Manager for West Coast National Park – effective this month.
Adams holds a Degree in Development and Environment from the University of Stellenbosch and has dedicated 17 years of her career to working in the conservation sector, with a decade of that tenure spent at SANParks.
As the newly appointed Park Manager of WCNP, Adams emphasises the importance of engaging with various stakeholders and communities to address their needs while fulfilling the core mandate of biodiversity conservation. She acknowledges that the park's sustainability relies on delivering benefits to the people and garnering stakeholder support.
Johan Taljaard, SANParks Cape Region's Regional GM, believes Adams’s extensive knowledge and experience in environmental management and her expertise in community and public relationships will serve SANParks and the West Coast region exceptionally well in the future.
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