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The State of South Africa’s Yellowwood Forests: An Open Letter to the President

An “Open Letter” to His Excellency, Dr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of South Africa and the African National Congress, on the current state of South Africa’s yellowwood forests. We lost most of our grand, old yellowwood trees to mining timber and railway sleepers in the 1800s. Today, we continue to legally and illegally whittle away at the remaining forest patches. We now face a choice between beautiful furniture and the last giant yellowwood trees. Halt the harvesting of yellowwood trees in South Africa and restore these forest to their former glory…

Day #2: First-Ever Footage of Africa’s Most Endangered Parrot Feeding in High Canopy…

On the second day of filming and observation the female Cape parrot came much closer… Here is 20 seconds of amazing footage of her calling about 15 feet away from us. We witnessed her close-up on-and-off for an hour and were both shaking when we eventually left the cliff. The reason she had approached so…