Hansie en Grietjie emerged from a love for African wildlife and a desire to bridge the gap between scientific conservation talk and community action. As a zoologist, I understood the urgency of species extinction in Africa and saw the need for a platform to make wildlife conservation accessible and engaging for the community. Together with my husband Hansie, who shares my conservation passion, we launched Hansie en Grietjie to foster collaboration between scientists and local communities to protect our precious wildlife.