Dereck Joubert

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"Dereck Joubert is an award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and a wildlife conservationist, who has been filming, researching and exploring in Africa for over 30 years. His mission is the conservation and understanding of the large predators and other key wildlife species that determine the course of all conservation in Africa. Along with Beverly Joubert, he is the founder of the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative and is the Chairman of the Initiative that has funded over 94 grants in 27 countries for the conservation of big cats. They have made 30 films for National Geographic, published 11 books, half a dozen scientific papers, and have written and photographed many articles for the National Geographic Magazine. Their films have received international recognition with major accolades including 9 Emmys, a Peabody, Wildscreen Panda Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award at Jackson Hole the Japan Wildlife Film Festivals, to name but a few. Dereck is the recipient of a World Ecology Award and they have both been awarded the Presidential Order of Merit in their home country, Botswana."[1]

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  1. Wildlife Conservation Trust Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed June 6, 2020.