The founder of ICORP
Who is Marc Victor McDonald
Who is Marc Victor McDonald? Well, having spent several years in the military forces in South Africa he left and started a career in the Conservation and Environmental fields in Southern Africa.
Walking the Shashi river areas in Botswana, Marc took wilderness trails and discovered animal behavior, which would become a hobby. He later worked in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, famous for the white lions, and conducted courses for the Hon Ranger Corps of the National Parks.
Marc later joined National Parks in 1992 and moved up the ranks, eventually developing several unique projects and products that are still enjoyed by thousands today, day walks from the rest camps, the Lebombo 4x4 overland trail and a true wilderness experience on wheels, to name a few. He personally completed over 600 wilderness trails in the Kruger National Park, taking groups of 8 people on amazing bush experiences sharing his vast knowledge of the African bush with them.
He eventually set up the training for all the field guides in Kruger as the Quality assurance officer, making sure that interpretation was up to date and factual. He decided to leave Parks in 2004 and travel to the UK. On returning he opened a small intimate safari company taking groups on specialized birding and Botany tours into Mozambique and the Northern part of the Kruger, Pafuri.
Eventually Marc returned to his beloved bush, as Park Warden of Sabie Game Park Mozambique. He has since left Africa and lived in QLD Australia, where he was the Ranger in Charge of several National Parks and State Forests. After which he took a Senior Ranger position within WA and lived in the remote Pilbara on 360,000 hectors of the majestic Millstream Chichester National Park.
Marcs deep love of wilderness and a commitment to protect wildlife, lead him to return to Mozambique where for several months he fought on the front lines, protecting rhino and other key species. After almost 8 months he had to return to Australia for personal reasons and the International Coalition of Rhino Protection was founded. The commitment Marc has is deeper and his resolve stronger and he has dedicated his life to the protection of Southern Africa Fauna and Flora, and now assists several anti-poaching teams in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, and South Africa to fight the hard fight against mafia style poaching syndicates, with a dedicated team of volunteers by his side.