He grew up on a mountain farm in northern South Africa and ran away from school to become a game ranger.
Now conservationist David Bradfield, who speaks fluent Xhosa, Afrikaans and Persian, has been living in deeply rural Afghanistan for seven years.
He has been advising and managing the country’s national parks, in particular one called Band-e-Amir.
I grew up on a farm; wild life hunting, fishing and living in the mountain. I became a game ranger in Mpumalanga before moving abroad 12 years ago. I've worked in Malawi and Cambodia. For the past seven years I've found myself in rural Afghaninstan.— David Bradfield, SA-born conservationist
Listen to the full conversation, with Pippa Hudson standing in, on Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: