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Dereck & Beverly Joubert present the Big Cat Initiative on NBC

Who Are They?

Dereck & Beverly Joubert are legendary wildlife filmmakers, photographers, writers and conservationists who have dedicated the last 25 + years of their existence for the protection of wildlife; especially big cats! Over time, their role as conservation ambassadors has proven to be essential!

“We have to understand that everything is connected, and as soon as we understand that we are a part of every system in Earth, the easier it will be for us to find that balance here instead of forever being in conflict with nature, its wild animals and wild places.” – Dereck & Beverly Joubert.

Big Cat Initiative

Their latest project, “The Big Cat Initiative”, is an alarming call to action in order to save some of the last big cats on this planet!

Sadly, the current statistics are staggering:

Lion population:

– 50 years ago: 450 000.

– Today: ONLY 20 000.

Cheetah population:

– 50 years ago: 50 000.

– Today: 12 000.

Leopard population:

– Before (1950s): 700 000.

– Now: 50 000.

Video

Watch the footage as they discuss some of their latest activities with Matt Lauer, from the Today Show.

Broadcaster: MSNBC

Enjoy! 😉

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

More About The Jouberts?

Wildlife Conservation Films

Personal Biography

Photo Gallery: Killer Pride!

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One Response to Dereck & Beverly Joubert present the Big Cat Initiative on NBC

  1. africafreak October 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

    Just found an awesome article about the Joubert family & big cats: "Saving the Last Lions." Enjoy! 😉 http://bit.ly/106IaA

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