The 2019 Andre Wenham Nature Conservation Bursary was awarded to Jacobus van der Linden.
Jacobus has volunteered at the Cape Leopard Trust, Bracken Nature Reserve, BirdlifeSA, SA Plastics and the Garden Route National Park over the past couple of years.
He has been interested in Nature Conservation from a young age and has a particular interest in desert ecology. He will be completing his third year in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in 2020.
After matric he took on a solo walk from Alexander Bay to Cape Point to create conservation awareness.
He was also a finalist for the Eco-logic awards in 2018 for his positive conservation efforts.
to read more about this passionate young mans solo walk: