Rina is a wildlife guide and researcher focusing on rewilding, reintroductions and large herbivores. Currently undertaking a PhD at the Centre of Quaternary Science, based at Royal Holloway, University of London, Rina is studying the impacts of megaherbivores in rewilding, and the case for Elk and Bison in Britain.
Rina divides her time between research, guiding safaris at Knepp, helping to manage the Knepp Exmoor pony herds and additional consultancy and writing projects. Rina is particularly interested in the study of past ecosystems and how introductions of megafauna and keystone species can restore natural processes and help recover complex, nature rich ecosystems.
Rina is Co-Chair and Founder of the Large Herbivore Working Group, Chair of Sussex Mammal Group and sits on Sussex Beaver Partnership and the South East England Pine Marten Working Group.
She has spent time living in Borneo and trekking throughout Asia. But, more recently, her fascination with rewilding has seen her travelling throughout the UK and Europe to learn from different restoration and rewilding projects