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Cape Parrot Project and National Geographic: Interview with DJ Fresh on 5fm Radio in South Africa…

The “Fresh Drive” with DJ Fresh is a staple for most commuters in big cities in South Africa on their way home form work. DJ Fresh is upbeat and realistic about the current social and political situation in South Africa – the voice of the youth of South Africa and the beating heart of pop culture. This national radio station is an amazing vehicle for new ideas and messages to the dynamic young people of South Africa. Membership of the Cape Parrot Project group on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/groups/capeparrotproject) has jumped since our five-minute interview on 5fm Radio Station.

A shining example of a female Cape Parrot in flight... This is the future of the species and we need to make sure she has a safe place to live and has access to food yearround. (Rodnick Clifton Biljon / Cape Parrot Project)
A shining example of a female Cape Parrot in flight… This is the future of the species and we need to make sure she has a safe place to live and has access to food yearround. (Rodnick Clifton Biljon / Cape Parrot Project)

After discovering that a South African had been named among the “2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorers” DJ Fresh decided to call me up to find our more… This is the 5-minute radio interview with a stunning slideshow of photographs from the Wild Bird Trust and Ranger Diaries. We need to do everything in our power to preserve the remaining true wilderness areas on earth before they are lost to us forever. Cape parrots have lost their wilderness and it is now our responsibility to take care of them by replanting their forests and actively addressing the extinction threats that face them. This is a daunting prospect, as we can never restore a balance that took billions of years to evolve through natural selection. We need to take ourselves back to nature and reconnect with the wilderness that we came from. When man has assumed control of all ecosystems on earth we are all doomed… Please post your comments below the blog and share this radio interview with your friends!

Neil Gelinas
Dr Steve Boyes (left) and his brother, Chris, poling in the late afternoon near Vundumtiki Island after a thunderstorm. (Neil Gelinas)

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Join the Cape Parrot Project group on Facebook: 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/capeparrotproject

Register with the Wild Bird Trust: http://www.wildbirdtrust.com/

Comments

  1. Samir Desani
    Bhavnagar, India.
    June 4, 2013, 12:16 am

    Dr Steve Boyes = SUPERMAN