Aljazeera have a fantastic piece on the stunning and important work the Maasailand Preservation Trust is doing in Kenya’s Chyulu Hills based out of ol Donyo Lodge Enjoy Aljazeera Feature on Kenya’s Maasailand Preservation Trust Aljazeera feature – Part 2 – of the Maasailand Preservation Trust’s work in the Chyulu Hills at ol Donyo Lodge
Rooi Rose Magazine Article – South Africa – Sept 2011
Enjoy this recent article on Dereck and Beverly Joubert which featured in Europe’s “My Life” publication My Life – Aug 2011
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Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjy reading this interview Dereck Joubert recent had with the folks at Safaritalk http://safaritalk.net/index.php?showtopic=7291
Some very sad news……”Yesterday I flew to Nairobi to collect Bosco who had been at the vet for 6 weeks, having had complications from a thorn imbedded in his chest from an anti-poaching exercise. He had recovered and we were jubilant that he was fit and ready to start work again. On landing at Wilson [...]
On Thursday the 21st July a young male Lion spent much of the day resting in the bush line on the edge of the camp. In the afternoon he was seen running awkwardly towards the lone tree in front of the camp on the plain, and upon trailing him we noticed an arrow head sticking [...]
Well, here they are! The past 2 weeks have been fantastic for our guests from Selinda and Zarafa Camps, in Botswana’s Selinda Reserve, with regular sightings of the 4 to 5 week old Wild Dog puppies. As per our previous posting the alpha female dog, heavily pregnant at the time, disappeared into the den site [...]
“So who cares about the environment and our wilderness? There are all sorts of bodies and organizations, trusts, charities and government departments that deal with all aspects of this but there are also environmental warriors that have dedicated their lives to learning, recording and teaching. Two of these warriors are Beverly and Dereck Joubert.” Southern [...]
Ladies (& Gents, too) of Conservation, this will inspire you in more ways than one.
A very very brief update to announce the arrival of 13 wild dog puppies to the Selinda Pack of Wild Dogs (Cape Hunting Dogs). The alpha female disappeared on or around the 10th of June 2011 into the den here on the Selinda Reserve and almost precisely 4 weeks later the pups were seen emerging [...]
“If you take out the top predator, you remove the impetus for migrations to happen,” says Dereck Joubert. The UK’s Independent just ran an article on the future of big cats and the implications if we lose them. Let’s do something to change the outcome, friends.
Following Dereck & Beverly’s exhibition’s grand opening at the National Geographic store on Regent St in London, Londoners have brought the conservation issues facing big cats to the forefront of their blogging: Read here on the “Learn From Nature” blog.
Launching a two-month ‘Visions of Africa’ exhibition of Beverly Joubert’s fine art photographic prints, Beverly and Dereck brought the bush to the heart of London’s Regent Street last week. London’s very own red, double-decker game-viewing vehicles passed by the exhibition, complete with camera touting tourists snapping the intense stare of a leopard from the window [...]
Zarafa has been awarded the coveted ecotourism rating, the highest eco rating you can achieve in Botswana.
A century ago, there were enough lions in Kenya for every young Maasai warrior to fashion himself a headdress from the mane of the lion he’d speared, and still leave enough animals to go round. Nowadays, although the custom was outlawed decades ago, lions and other predators are teetering on the brink of extinction. Lion [...]
David McKenzie of CNN’s Inside Africa recently spent some time at ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya interviewing the Maasailand Preservation Trust and learning about the challenges facing the region’s people & elephants. Read about it and see their video here.
One of our guides, Steve, went out with his guests on a afternoon drive yesterday and saw a lot of general game. Most of the general game is back because most of our natural water holes are dry already. While they were watching a breeding herd of impala, they heard other impala giving an alarm/danger call in [...]
Great Plains Conservation firmly commits to contribute in stemming the decline of the world’s Last Lions and Big Cats Simply click on the image to enlarge
From Richard Bonham at Great Plains Conservation’s ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya regarding our recent elephant collaring project: “As you know Elephants, across the continent, are under serious poaching pressure which is beginning to approach issues faced in the 70′s -80′s. This is the result of the price of ivory rocketing in the Asian/Chinese markets [...]
We are proud to be associated with the 2011 Good Safari Guide and the following camps have been confirmed as finalists for this years awards taking place before Indaba in Durban on the 6th of May 2011 Safari Award Finalists Selinda Camp, Botswana Zarafa Camp, Botswana ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya Mara Plains, Kenya Ride Kenya [...]
March started with hot, humid days and nights. The visibility of Mount Kilimanjaro was fantastic and some mornings the apex was completely covered in snow due to the large thunderheads that have been rolling through the area. Early on this month, the clouds dropped 10 mm of rain in some parts of Mbirikani Group Ranch, [...]
The month of March has brought rain to Southern Kenya! We have seen many changes both in the landscape and scenery, and in the health of our precious wildlife. The beginning of the month was still very hot with the plains brown and dusty, but since then we have had over 48mm of rain. This [...]
The Selinda Reserve is ideally situated in the Linyanti Region of Northern Botswana and forms a vital conservation link between the Okavango Delta in the North West and Savuti / Chobe areas in the East. A river channel, known as the Selinda Spillway, ribbons through the reserve flowing eastward from the Okavango Delta into the [...]
A wonderful article from a guest of Asia to Africa, which is featured in the March Philippine edition of Town and Country, as they recently traveled throughout Africa on safari including ol Donyo Lodge and Ride Kenya Horse Safaris Town & Country, Philippine Edition_March 2011
Ivory prices have soared from $200 a kilogram in 2004 to more than $5000 today. Some expert’s estimate that as much as 35,000 elephants a year are being slaughtered (Big Life 2011). In the Chyulu Hills we are lucky enough to have three large tuskers. At different times of the year these elephants disappear. Great [...]
A fantastic article on our East African operation and camps as featured in the March/April 2011 edition of Germany’s Private Wealth Magazine. Private Wealth Magazine article of Great Plains Conservation Enjoy! The article is in German and all material remains copyrighted to Private Wealth Magazine and Great Plains Conservation. It cannot be reproduced without the [...]
Global Black Book has picked National Geographic Big Cats Initiative as it’s Charity of the Month (March). Thanks, Gordon & Denise. Now, let’s all get involved!
Dereck & Beverly Joubert’s latest film (with footage from Botswana locations like Duba Plains) opened in US cinemas this past Friday. All profits go to big cat conservation. View the trailor here: