Full Name
Kai Collins
Job Title
Director - National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project
National Geographic Society
Speaker Bio
Born in Botswana and schooled in South Africa, Kai grew up with a passion for wildlife, the environment and conservation. This led him to complete undergraduate and masters degrees in zoology, then go on to tackle a PhD on endangered species and climate change through the University of Pretoria. In 2007, Kai joined Wilderness Safaris Botswana as a conservation ecologist. Kai went on to become an environmental manager for Wilderness and then, in 2012, group conservation manager. He has managed the Botswana Rhino Project for the past nine years, and coordinated the recent reintroductions of black and white rhinos into the Okavango Delta in Botswana.