Community Projects at Khoisan Karoo Conservancy
PC realized the loss to conservation, suffered generations ago when the last Seekoei River hippo were shot in the late 1700 hundreds. Being a conservationist at heart he decided to take action and initiated a hippo reintroduction project in 2000. It would eventually take 6 years for this project to bear fruit, but in 2006 a small hippo breeding group was eventually released on the then recently established Karoo Gariep Conservancy (est. 2005). For his contribution to conservation he was awarded the SANParks Kudu Award. In 2015 PC moved to have the Karoo Gariep Conservancy formally proclaimed as the Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve.