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


 

To license for theatrical, other performances, educational and community screenings anywhere in the world please contact JUNO FILMS:

Elizabeth Sheldon - CEO

elizabeth@junofilms.com

 


 

FEATURED ORGANIZATIONS

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.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail us at thevervetforest@gmail.com.

 

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.

www.greenpop.org

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.

www.daktaribushschool.org

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. 

www.startlivinggreen.co.za

Mike Job | Siyafunda Wildlife and Conservation

Siyafunda offers wildlife monitoring and sustainable for game reserves, research and conservation projects.

www.siyafundaconservation.com

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.

www.phytoalchemy.co.za

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.

www.soilforlife.co.za

 

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.

www.wegraakbosch.wix.com

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.

www.cmo.co.za

 

SUGGESTED READINGS

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

 

RACISM

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