Wayne Lotter

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Wayne Lotter "is a founding member and chairman of the PAMS Foundation. He has a Masters Degree in Nature Conservation and he has 20 years of professional experience in wildlife management, conservation and environmental management, and community liaison and has worked in government, corporate and NGO sectors. Wayne has excellent project management experience, which includes his current employment as the International Team Leader for the Selous-Niassa Wildlife Protection Corridor Project (KfW) in southern Tanzania. He was formerly the Invasive Alien Species Programme Co-ordinator for Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife (managing a substantial budget).

"Wayne's experience includes protected area management, project management, financial administration, community development, ecotourism, restoration ecology, integrated environmental, quality, safety and health systems management, risk management systems auditing and certification. He is experienced with regard to strategic and operational planning in conservation and forestry areas.

"Wayne is the Vice President of the International Ranger Federation (IRF) and Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA), led the development of a Protected Area Management System (PAMS), which is endorsed by WWF Tanzania and being used as a tool to impel and ensure effective conservation management. He is co-author of the ‘Ensuring Effective Management Course’ which is a Module presented at the Southern Africa Wildlife College. Wayne has served on various committees, working groups and associations. He is currently also the Vice Chairman (& past Chairman) of the GRAA and the former African Representative for the IRF, was founder and scientific advisor for the Alien Invader Task Group of the South African National Parks Honorary Rangers and has been a specialist advisor for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, Range Management Section (Tanzania)." [1]

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  1. About, PAMS Foundation, accessed June 16, 2010.