Dereck Joubert@dereckjoubert

Award-winning conservation filmmaker together with @beverlyjoubert. We focus on African wildlife and active conservation projects.

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Happy #WorldPhotographyDay! In @beverlyjoubert's words, a great image should tell a story and start a conversation. And in a world where non-human species are facing a barrage of new and escalating threats, a great image can also be a voice for the voiceless … and therefore an important awareness-raising conservation tool. #photography #conservation #wildlifephotography #endangeredspecies


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When the nighttime stillness isn’t really still at all – but a quiet interplay of subtle stirrings and the extraordinary music of a nocturnal world. #naturesounds #nighttime  #soundsofnature #soundsofsilence #wildlife #wilderness


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Around 90% of Africa's elephants have been lost in the past century – mainly to supply the ivory trade. We will not stand by while the last remaining herds are carved up for meaningless trinkets. #Ivory belongs to #elephants. #WorldElephantDay #KillTheTrade #IvoryBan


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#Repost @beverlyjoubert
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Staring straight into the amber eyes of a lion will always awaken a part of me that knows instinctively that I am not the true predator here. And yet - people's amazing ability with tools and intelligence has made our species stronger by far and we are outcompeting every other predator on the planet. Lions are iconic - strong and proud and symbols of power throughout the
world. But there are now more statues of lions in the world than there are real lions. Only around 20 000 remain, scattered in ever-smaller patches of wilderness. It's worth noting this decline this #WorldLionDay but also noting that we have the ability to halt and reverse it when we put our minds to it. Nine years ago, together with @dereckjoubert, and National Geographic, we set up the Big Cats Initiative as a long-term effort to halt the declineof big cats in the wild. The initiative supports efforts to save big cats through assessment, on-the-ground conservation, education, and global public-awareness campaigns. To date, this has supported more than 110 innovative projects in 28 countries that are helping big cats and communities thrive - all working to keep these wild eyes alight across Africa, ready to pierce our souls with the truth about who we really are. To learn more about the #BigCatsInitiative or to help, please visit
natgeo.org/bigcats. #bigcatconservation #WorldLionDay2018 #CauseAnUproar #TheEyesHaveIt


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It is about the very soul of the tribe and the future of the pride... #tribevspride #worldlionday #maasaiolympics #natgeowild #bigcatconservation.


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The unleashing of true warriors - on the hunt for medals, not lions. #maasaiolympics #tribevspride #oldonyo #natgeowild #worldlionday #bigcatconservation


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The land of #olDonyo is sacred - for Maasai and lions. What would it be without one or the other?#maasai #maasaiolympics #TribevsPride #NatGeoWild #bigcatconservation


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Pride runs deep in cultures and traditions... #TribevsPride #WorldLionDay #NatGeoWild #MaasaiOlympics


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Even lions don’t necessarily find it easy to live with lions... #TribevsPride #WorldLionDay #NatGeoWild


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Lions are true predators of the savannahs - but it is wise of them to fear people. #TribevsPride #WorldLionDay #NatGeoWild


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Cattle; an essential part of life in rural Africa. Losing one or more to a predator can be a real blow to a family and breed real resentment. Lions are eternal predators and even if they are wary of people, a cow is a much easier meal than a buffalo... #TribevsPride #maasaiolympics #natgeowild


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Is it possible for people to live with big cats? Can traditions change when it is evident that people are the most lethal of the predators? #TribevsPride #worldlionday #NatGeoWild


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