EWT’s joke of the bushveld

Posted by Alastair Otter on June 11, 2007
Posted in Conservation

Tourists come to Africa in their droves for the quintessential wildlife safari. But what will the African safari of the future be like? The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) has posted a tongue-in-cheek look on YouTube in a video titled Joke of the Bushveld, a play on the famous South African novel by Percy Fitzpatrick, “Jock of the Bushveld”

The EWT’s objective is to highlight the potential effects of climate change on South Africa’s wildlife. It says that if we do nothing the joke might be on us.

To get us off our complacent butts, the EWT offers suggestions of things ordinary people can do to limit the effect of climate change: at home, at work, eating out and shopping. The most powerful tools we have, though, are education and knowledge, the EWT says.

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