Sarita Maree is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Zoology & Entomology and Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Specializing in biology and molecular systematics, Maree’s research revolves around molecular phylogenetics, phylogeography and conservation of African small mammals. She is the author or co-author of 10 peer-reviewed research papers and 5 popular articles, as well as 4 technical and 22 specialist reports. She has presented her research at 16 international and 14 local conferences and participated in many radio and television interviews. Since 2003, she has been a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Afrotheria Specialist group and is actively involved in the conservation of Africa’s highly threatened golden mole.