SA wildlife champion mourned

[caption id="attachment_204863" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Robbie Robinson[/caption]

Former SANParks stalwart still working at time of death, aged 77

Regarded as a visionary in terms of crucial marine environment issues, former SANParks chief executive Dr Robbie Robinson, founder of the oldest marine protected area (MPA) in Africa, has died at the age of 77.

Armed with a marine sciences PhD from the US and 20 years’ service with the South African Department of Fisheries, Robinson hit the ground running when he was appointed to head the then Tsitsikamma National Park by SANParks.