Women in Conservation – Anna Merz

March 25, 2019

Unlike many of the women we’ve featured this month, Anna Merz did not start her conservation journey as a young woman. Rather, she was preparing to retire from her law career, which she was practicing in Ghana when the calling struck her. “When we went to Kenya in ’68, we saw rhinos everywhere,” she said.…

Women in Conservation – Daphne Sheldrick

March 11, 2019

Nationality: Kenya / Britain Conservation Focus: Elephants Kenyan-born Brit Daphne (Jenkins) Sheldrick was always a stand-out, and upon finishing her primary schooling in 1950, was offered a scholarship to attend university. Instead, she chose to marry a WW2 hero, farmer, and park warden named David, and join him in his life of working and protecting…