Kian Barker, owner of Eco Lodge and ShakaBarker Tours has a B. SC. in Botany and Zoology, as well as a B. SC. Honours in Ichthyology and Fisheries Science. He has published numerous articles in a variety of publications on estuarine management, tourism and related ecological aspects, as well as appearing in a number of television documentaries concerning the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Kian believes passionately in repurposing for an even more sustainable eco friendly future. He has established an eco friendly 50 Shades of Green benchmark, that will hopefully be accepted into the tourism industry as a standard to aspire to. He has adapted Eco Lodge to embrace these green living practices, that also help conserve our natural environment, animals, and resources like water and energy. He also specialises in offering a variety of eco-tourism services in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and surrounds.