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Meet Sue Anderson


Ranger – Department of Conservation, Twizel.

Job description: 

Work on a range of conservation activities to benefit braided river species and ecosystems in the upper Waitaki basin.

Work background: 

Several different roles with Department of Conservation and overseas wildlife conservation agencies, with a focus on research and management to benefit threatened native fauna.

Favourite part of job: 

Working with our unique native species.

Least favourite part of job: 

The paperwork.

What I am working on now: 

A pest control project set up to protect a colony of threatened black-fronted terns in the upper Ohau River.

  • BSc (Zoology)
  • DipSc (Statistics)
  • MApplSc (Entomology)
  • and a broad range of practical work experience.
Interests outside work: 
  • Gardening/plant propagation
  • Kayaking
  • Travel

Watch the video where Sue talks about her work (20 Mb mp4 file).

Sue Anderson is a Ranger for the Department of Conservation. Image: DOC.