An Environmental Investigator

Oct 1, 2021 | People who inspire, Tree Matters

Don Pinnock is a freelance investigative environmentalist journalist / photographer who, some time back, realised he knew little about the natural world.

So he set out to discover it. This took him to five continents – including Antarctica – and resulted in five books on natural history and hundreds of articles.

He has degrees in criminology, political science and African history and is a former editor of Getaway travel magazine.
He was one of the primary drafters of the White Paper that became the Child Justice Act, a trustee of the Chrysalis Academy for high-risk youths, a board member of Wilderness Foundation Africa, a member of the Conservation Action Trust and was the facilitator of the Western Cape Government’s gang strategy roadmap.

We follow his articles with interest, and recommend you do too.
The Daily Maverick: Our Burning Planet section

– Nature’s Defenders – Wangari Maathai, the tree woman of Kenya who gave birth to forests /14 Sep 21
– Message from an Elder – We have an obligation to love & cherish all life on our tiny fragile sphere / 13 Sep 21
– Unprecedented Loss of Biodiversity / 23 Aug 21