Grant Burden

Grant has been working in conservation management and law enforcement for 12 years, eight of which have been in Tanzania.  Prior to heading up Special Projects, Grant worked as a Section Manager at Grumeti Fund for five years, gaining a thorough understanding of the ecosystem, law enforcement and conservation of the concession. The majority of his work experience has been in East Africa, mainly in the Serengeti ecosystem, during which time he has become fluent in Swahili.


Grant was born in Zululand, South Africa, where his father was a conservator at St. Lucia Wetlands National Park.  His father’s life-long involvement in conservation and his experience in wild places from a young age molded his passion and enthusiasm for working in conservation.


Grant was awarded a Bachelor of Technology in Nature Conservation at Saasveld, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and more recently completed a Master of Science in Conservation Project Management through the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent.


As the Special Projects Manager he is extremely excited that the Grumeti Fund is actively pursuing avenues to increase efficiency and operational capabilities through the use of innovative technologies.  One of the first projects being pursued is the implementation of a Domain Awareness System, coupled with surveillance drones, and he firmly believes that this will be a game changing addition to the Fund’s conservation and law enforcement make up.

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