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Look Deep Into Nature

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The strident call of the Woodland Kingfisher proclaims the arrival of spring in South Africa, and the return of the bird from its winter visit to the north. Whilst enjoying a morning walk, we noticed a…

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- Oct 12, 2015
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Geologist and journalist Clare Galloway, whose artwork illustrates the stark beauty of life in southern Africa, lives on a game farm outside Okahanja, Namibia. Join her as she takes the reader on a journey…

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- Oct 28, 2013
Overnight in the Cederberg

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Samuel Strand, 12 years old, grew up in South Africa, surrounded by the beauty and wildness of this open, diverse country. He spends his free time venturing out into the wilderness, exploring the mountains…

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- May 13, 2013
Brilliant Baboons

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In the short film Brilliant Baboons, which premiered earlier this month at the Taos Shortz Film Festival, Pebsworth sits down with Izilwane to talk about her research into geophagy –…

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- Mar 18, 2013
Standing up for the Baboons: Primatologist Paula Pebsworth

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Voices for Biodiversity became aware of Pebsworth’s work when she was doing her field research in South Africa. Voices for Biodiversity’s founder, Dr. Tara Waters Lumpkin, and filmmaker…

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- Mar 11, 2013
Izilwane Remembers Lawrence Anthony

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—The world is saying goodbye this month to one of the most fascinating conservationists of this generation. Elephant Whisperer – so-called because of his ability to understand…

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- Mar 16, 2012
Seeds of Light

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The Greater Timbavati Region of South Africa encompasses some of the most diverse habitats in the world and is home to the rare white lion and other species that occur nowhere else. For more than a decade,…

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- Jan 23, 2012
Q&A with Lawrence Anthony, author of The Elephant Whisperer

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Voices for Biodiversity catches up with author and conservationist Lawrence Anthony to learn more about his two books and third upcoming book. In the process, Anthony talks about the power of animals to…

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- Jul 25, 2011
The Elephant Whisperer

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Journey into the South African bush in Lawrence Anthony’s The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild. This touching narrative, which delves into the transformational relationship…

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- Jul 25, 2011