The End: An Exciting Beginning!

Every project needs to end, including Annemieke’s involvement in our IBREAM rhino project, but the submission and subsequent acceptance of Annemieke’s Ph.D. thesis by the University of Western Australia in 2015 did not even slightly mean the end of her efforts to fight for the future of rhinos!

After graduation, Annemieke was offered a position as Research and Veterinary Officer at the 45,000-hectare nature reserve where she had been conducting her IBREAM fieldwork.

She now continues being able to monitor this free-ranging rhino population and is also involved in numerous exciting research projects including a project focusing on reproductive activity and endocrine correlates of the rare and endangered roan antelope. Annemieke’s thesis can be downloaded here and includes scientific papers published during her Ph.D. describing the key findings of her research.