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Dereck Joubert

The Soul of the Elephant

Dereck Joubert | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
Dereck Joubert

Rhino and lion numbers are either crashing or declining. No one today really thinks it's a good idea to slaughter animals, do they?

Ivory Belongs on the Front of Elephants

Dereck Joubert | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Dereck Joubert

In the time it takes you to read this, one or two elephants will have been poached. This is not the gun control debate or a hunting one, but a move that will send a signal to the world that poaching; trading in dead elephants and the abuse of wildlife is just not acceptable.

Leopard Print: A Thing of Beauty or a Symbol of Failure?

Dereck Joubert | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Dereck Joubert

We are determined to make leopard print a cause for celebration, not a reminder of our collective failure.

This World Rhino Day, We Need to Stop Rhino Poaching for Good

Dereck Joubert | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Dereck Joubert

This year marks the time when rhinos are breeding at a rate lower than the poaching rate. They are in increasing deficit. But the turning point is that there is a World Rhino Day, and that the global public is starting to say, "Enough!"

10 Things I Want People to Know About Kenya

Dereck Joubert | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Dereck Joubert

I keep coming across people who ask me if it's safe in Kenya, and while at first I was surprised, having lived for some time in Johannesburg in South Africa, later I realized that people are reading the Kenyan situation all wrong.

On World Lion Day, Let's Celebrate the Lions That Made Us Who We Are

Dereck Joubert | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Dereck Joubert

A hundred years ago we think there were over a million lions. When I was born, maybe 450,000 lions roamed these plains. Today we niggle over if there are 20,000 or 35,000 lions left and forget to look over our shoulders at history.

When It Comes to Wildlife Preservation, Children Are Helping Us Come to Our Senses

Dereck Joubert | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Dereck Joubert

Outrage is a precursor to action and as I look back at 44 years, I can recall the outrage and the action as it was when I was imagining it.

Explorers On The Front Lines Of Lion Conservation

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

How do we save the lions? A new film from Dereck and Beverly Joubert, National Geographic explorers-in-residence, looks to answer that question, an...