Brian Reilly is an ecologist, wildlife biologist, academic and consultant. Holds a PhD in Nature Conservation from Stellenbosch University and a Master’s in Wildlife Management from the University of Pretoria.
Widely published as a biologist with over 100 authorships and co-authorships in scientific Journals and other media. Has served or currently serves on 11 National and International specialist bodies and associations related to conservation and wildlife management and past president of the Southern African Wildlife Management Association. Fields of expertise include large ungulate management, best management practice in wildlife ranching, specialist environmental impacts, corporate governance and sustainability.
To date 23 postgraduates have completed studies under his supervision, a number of which have attained their degrees cum lauda.
Currently Professor and Head of Department, Department of Nature Conservation, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota.
Also a qualified professional hunter and safari outfitter, lifelong hunter, hand loader and gun collector and serving council member and contributor to many hunting organizations in South Africa. Has been a member of SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association since 1994 (currently Vice President Conservation).
Shares concerns with many hunters and conservationists on the sustainability of outdoor activities in the face of onslaughts of urban masses on rural lifestyle activities including hunting and has a lifelong commitment to the fostering and the maintenance of man’s relationship to the land and the wise, ethical and sustainable use of resources.