Pharmacist’s weekend job as a wildlife ranger

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Pharmacist’s weekend job as a wildlife ranger

Jonathan
Chilton Towle
Bronwen Shepherd
When she isn’t in the ­pharmacy, Wellingtonian Bronwen Shepherd lives a double life as a ranger and conservationist

During the week, Green Cross Health regional manager Bronwen Shepherd is a well-known face in the Wellington pharmacy sector. But in the weekend, she can usually be found working as a ranger at the Zealandia wildlife reserve or in Thorndon, battling to save a local native snail from extinction. Jonathan Chilton-Towle talks to Bronwen about her passion for conservation

Has wildlife conservation always been important to you?, No. I didn’t have much experience in conservation growing up. I was a keen tramper and enjoyed the outdoors but I wasn’t quite the bird nerd I am now.