To learn more about the Vervet Monkey Foundation and find out how you can apply to volunteer with the vervet monkeys, visit vervet.za.org
Throughout the process of filming The Vervet Forest, we've had the pleasure of meeting many people all around South Africa who are working to make an impact on the environment, society, and their communities. Below are some of those people and the organizations they run.
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Misha Teasdale | Greenpop
Greenpop combines reforestation and culture, hosting annual "Reforest Fests," where participants enjoy live music, food, and various events all while planting thousands of indigenous trees in the Platbos Forest.
Ian & Michelle Merrifield | Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
Both a home for rescued animals and an educational center, Daktari teaches underprivileged children about African animals, the environment and the importance of conservation through hands on experiences.
Anita Venter | Qala Phelang Tala
Based in Bloemfontein, Qala Phelang Tala creates sustainable living solutions by teaching people to build houses from recycled products such as plastic bottles and car tires.
Mike Job | Siyafunda Wildlife and Conservation
Siyafunda offers wildlife monitoring and sustainable for game reserves, research and conservation projects.
Jean-Francois Sobiecki | Phytoalchemy Health and Wellness
Jean-Francois Sobiecki is a healer, wellness coach and ethnobotanist who explores the powers of plants and nature as medicine.
Pat Featherstone | Soil For Life
Soil For Life educates and trains people in organic food gardening using low-cost, soil building, water-wise, environmentally friendly technologies in whatever small spaces are available.
Nipper Thompson | Wegraakbosch
Wegraakbosch is an eco-friendly organic farm, run on solar power, that educates people in sustainable agriculture and sells some seriously delicious veggies.
Michael Brink | Center for the Modernisation of Forestry Operations
With CMO, Michael Brink aims to improve and standardize forestry practices for the benefit of the industry and, more importantly, the environment and ecosystem of South Africa.
CONSERVATION IN SOUTH AFRICA
The Conservationists and the Killers | John Pringle
The Rise of Conservation in South Africa | William Beinart
Environment and History, The Taming of Nature in the USA and South Africa | William Beinart & Peter Coates
Green Land, Brown Land, Black Land | James C. McCann
White Supremacy | George M. Fredrickson
The Mismeasure of Man | Stephen Jay Gould
PRIMATES & THEORY OF MIND
How Monkeys See the World | Dorothy L. Cheney & Robert M. Seyfarth
Baboon Metaphysics | Dorothy L. Cheney & Robert M. Seyfarth
Second Nature | Jonathan Balcombe
Primate Paradigms | Linda Marie, Fedigan
The Emotional Lives of Animals | Marc Bekoff
SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURE & HISTORY
A History of South Africa | Leonard Thompson
Diamonds, Gold and War | Martin Meredith
The Washing of the Spears | Donald R. Morris