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Leave our world a better place

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Every day, conservation-led travel company &Beyond seeks to leave our world a better place through our ethos of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People. Find out more about our model of sustainable travel and listen to the stories of the people who dedicate themselves to wildlife conservation, caring for rural communities and managing large tracts of protected land and ocean.

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Every day, conservation-led travel company &Beyond seeks to leave our world a better place through our ethos of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People. Find out more about our model of sustainable travel and listen to the stories of the people who dedicate themselves to wildlife conservation, caring for rural communities and managing large tracts of protected land and ocean.

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Leave our world a better place

Latest release on Jan 22, 2021

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Rank #1: Pangolin rehabilitation with Charli de Vos

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Babysitting a pangolin might not have been part of the original job description for Phinda Ecological Monitor Charli de Vos, but it’s a role that she’s taken to with her whole heart. Charli tells us about the threats faced by this remarkable animal, the world’s most threatened wildlife species, including the use of its scales in traditional Asian and African medicine, as well as habitat loss and its role in traditional African culture. She describes the daily challenges, demands and triumphs of a conservation project aimed at bringing them back to South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.

Charli is an ecological monitor at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. Watch videos about &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. Find out how you can visit and get involved in the conservation work at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve on the Phinda Impact Journey. Read about the conservation team at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve and their work in &Beyond’s online Bateleur Magazine. Book a virtual chat with Charli to find out more about the pangolin conservation project at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Jan 22 2021

44mins

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Rank #2: Exploring the new &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp with Brendan Streak

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An elegant lodge with a rich history and a lush bushveld setting, Regional Manager Brendan Streak talks about the recent refurbishment of &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp. Discover the fascinating story of the lodge’s namesake, Harry Kirkman, the cattle farmer who became one of South Africa’s foremost conservationists, and hear about how his memory has been preserved in the lodge’s updated design. Find out about the rich wildlife, unique setting and careful wildlife management practices that make Kirkman’s one of the Sabi Sand’s best loved classical safari lodges. For more about &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp, the lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Jan 15 2021

32mins

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Rank #3: Working WITH communities and not FOR them with Isaac Tembe (Part 1)

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What is the difference between working with communities and for them? Listen as Africa Foundation’s Head of Methodology, Monitoring & Evaluation Isaac Tembe describes creating a community development model that puts partnership, inclusivity and sustainability at its heart. Africa Foundation works hand in hand with Africa’s rural communities, on projects identified by the communities themselves, ensuring that they are brought to a sustainable level before being handed over. Find out how the organisation defined a successful project model that could be applied across the continent. 
Links: For more about Africa Foundation. The communities mentioned in the podcast are situated near &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Jan 08 2021

21mins

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Rank #4: Global design for remote destinations with Chris and Debra Fox

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Having worked in some of the world’s most remote and challenging destinations, from the Namib Desert to the mountains of Bhutan and the plains of the Serengeti, Chris Browne and Debra Fox share their insights into creating modern designs that blend into rather than overwhelm their setting. Listen to tales of how to overcome the challenges of working in the wild, from flooded work sites to hijacked trucks and hyenas with a penchant for leather furniture!

Dec 03 2020

23mins

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Rank #5: The effects of Covid-19 on African conservation with &Beyond

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While the link between COVID-19 and conservation may not be immediately obvious to many, the knock-on effects of the pandemic on Africa’s wild places and the communities that surround them is estimated to be immense. With Africa’s game reserves empty of tourists, where is the funding for their upkeep to come from? Our panel of experts brings their insights, learning and experiences to the table to highlight the economics of conservation and to discuss how best to care for the continent’s biodiversity while balancing the urgent needs of its rural populations. Links: Watch a video of the Live Event here; check for &Beyond’s next live event on a topic relating to sustainability and conservation here; book a virtual discussion on marine conservation and Hope Spots with panel member Tessa Hempson here.

Nov 27 2020

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: It takes a village to save a rhino

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It takes a village to save a rhino and what can’t be achieved by a single organisation becomes possible when working together. This engaging panel discussion happened on World Rhino Day 2020. The future of rhino brought together a seasoned group of conservationists, each of who applied their insight, learnings and scientific approach to the complex issue of the poaching of this iconic species. There is no single strategy to solve the complexities of the long-standing poaching threat, however, when one combines the expertise and passion of a seasoned group of rhino conservationists, a ground shift comes ever closer. Hosted by Andrew Parker with Lee-Anne Yammin, Dr Jacques Flamand, Simon Naylor, Dr Dave Cooper, Dereck & Beverly Joubert, Isaac Tembe, and Elise Serfontein.

Nov 09 2020

1hr 11mins

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Rank #7: Being a mother to many with Nonhlanhla Ambrose

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Programme Manager for Africa Foundation’s Community Leaders Education Fund, Nonhlanhla is not only responsible for selecting the recipients of these tertiary education bursaries but often becomes a second mother to them. Having fulfilled a vital support role for many young people from rural Africa who are trying to build a brighter future, she shares her inspirational story of triumph over adversity.

Nov 06 2020

51mins

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Rank #8: A day in the life of a reserve manager with Simon Naylor

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&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve Manager Simon Naylor talks about wildlife management techniques and what it means to be responsible for the day to day running of a private game reserve in Africa. Find out why game reserves need to be managed in the modern world and join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the challenges and successes experienced while running a world-class Big Five game reserve.

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Simon is the Reserve Manager at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. Watch videos about &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. Find out how you can visit and get involved in the conservation work at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve on the Phinda Impact Journey. Read about the conservation team at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve and their work in &Beyond’s online Bateleur Magazine. Book a virtual chat with Simon to find out more about rhino conservation at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Oct 30 2020

30mins

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Rank #9: A day in the life of an Ecological Monitor with Charli de Vos

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Charli de Vos speaks about her role an ecological monitor at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, from responsibilities such as compiling cheetah ID kits to the joys of witnessing unexpected species interactions. Find out what it takes to work in conservation and hear how these vital researchers help make a difference to wildlife throughout Africa.

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Charli is an ecological monitor at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. Watch videos about &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. Find out how you can visit and get involved in the conservation work at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve on the Phinda Impact Journey. Read about the conservation team at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve and their work in &Beyond’s online Bateleur Magazine. Book a virtual chat with Charli to find out more about the pangolin conservation project at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Oct 23 2020

36mins

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Rank #10: Connecting communities and conservation with Bheki Ntuli

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Bheki Ntuli, Regional Manager of Africa Foundation, speaks about the changes he has seen in the rural communities in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province over the past 15 years. Listen as he recounts how he came to work near &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve and how he has helped grow a relationship between the reserve and its neighbours, including a change in attitudes towards conservation. Find out why it is vital for local people to see the benefits that flow from private game reserves and how &Beyond and Africa Foundation work within this model.

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For more about Africa Foundation. The communities mentioned in the podcast are situated near &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Oct 08 2020

43mins

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