Jon Smallie | Director/Consultant

Jon Smallie holds a BSc in Wildlife Science and an MSC in Environmental Management. Jon has worked in the field of bird interactions with energy infrastructure for 15 years. For 5 years he worked specifically on cranes in the Eastern Cape, before joining the Eskom-Endangered Wilfife Trust Strategic Partnership and the ACSA-Endangered Wildlife Trust Bird Strike Avoidance Progamme.

From 2007 until 2011 he managed the Eskom-EWT partnership and the Wildlife & Energy Programme at EWT. During this time he has completed projects in South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya Rwanda and Uganda.

He is a founding member of the Birds and Wind Energy Specialist Group and co-author of the “Best Practice Guidelines for assessing and monitoring the impact of wind energy facilities on birds in southern Africa”, and reviewer of the “Guidelines to minimise the impacts on birds of Solar Facilities and associated infrastructure in South Africa” (Smit, 2012). He has also authored guidelines on the impact of electricity power girds on migratory birds in the African-Eurasian Region.

Jon is a SACNASP accredited professional natural scientist.

Jon and his family live in East London, in the Eastern Cape.