Last Sunday on the CBS News 60 Minutes programme, Lara Logan and her team profiled Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Great Plains Conservation's founders, Emmy award-winning wildlife filmmakers, and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, at their Great Plains Conservation camps in Botswana. Logan was in Africa to film the Jouberts’ important conservation work with Big Cats in the Duba Plains area.
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Dereck and Beverly Joubert founded The Big Cats Initiative with the National Geographic Society in 2009, an emergency fund to save big cats through the world. The enduring message from the Jouberts is: "Without big cats, African safaris and African ecosystems will be much poorer."
60 Minutes and the Jouberts were on a quest to film and follow the wildlife characters from their 2011 award-winning feature, "The Last Lions," released by National Geographic Entertainment. Great Plains Conservation transported the TV crew and South African correspondent Logan across swollen rivers at Duba Plains to the luxury of Zarafa Camp and Selinda Camp, and flew the film crew through storms while enduring the heat in the Okavango Delta.
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