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How to Save Africa’s Lions

Living and working side by side, National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert have been exploring the wilds of Africa for more than 30 years. I had a chance to talk with the award-winning filmmakers about the ongoing threats to Africa’s big cats—and the pioneering conservation tactics that are giving these veteran wildlife warriors hope for the future. Here’s what they had to say.

The Circle of Life on Safari

The circle of life is evident everywhere you go on an African safari. It can be as mundane as a beetle working a pile of elephant dung or as spectacular as a predator stalking its prey and ultimately making a kill. As each scene plays out, we spectators are treated to a never-ending improv that is, at its essence, a fight for survival.

The Last Lions

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It’s Big Cats Week on the National Geographic Channel. Tune in tonight and through the weekend for full slate of cats programming. Here, we offer a glimpse of the National Geographic Film: The Last Lions, which will air this Friday, December 16, at 8 p.m. EST on Wild. (Photo: Raymond Thomas/My Shot)

Saving the World’s Big Cats

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert, who have worked on conservation efforts in Africa for over 25 years, appeared on the Today Show this morning to announce the launch of the Big Cats Initiative, a campaign to rally public support for protecting…

Saving Africa’s Lions

Imagine for a moment that you are a Maasai tribesman in Kenya and your entire livelihood is invested in your livestock. One day, a lion attacks one of your cows, killing it. Enraged, you set about to seek justice and protect your cattle from further harm. But justice today is not the same as it…