Martin Rickelton’s conservation career spans more than two decades and includes extensive experience in park development, capture and translocations. Martin worked across North and South America, Europe and the Middle East focussing on game capture and translocation for a period of six years, after which he moved into park development and management for fifteen years. During this time he managed areas that include Phinda Resource Reserve, Karkloof Falls and several others. Martin subsequently moved to the private sector, where he ran his own company for a number of years, which has contributed to his broad management experience. He joined African Parks in December 2014 and worked on projects in both Gambella in Ethiopia and Chinko in the Central African Republic. In 2017 Martin assumed the position of Regional Manager for Anglophone parks.