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ERIC Number: EJ977109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
Conservation Education in South Africa
Sewell, Keira
Education in Science, n247 p20-21 Apr 2012
Lawrence Anthony is a conservationist for whom actions speak far louder than words. An imposing figure, Anthony does not take "no" for an answer and uses his commitment, enthusiasm and indefatigable drive to change situations, both in his native South Africa and around the world. Anthony has worked tirelessly alongside tribal leaders over many years to establish a commitment to conservation. One such project has been to persuade tribal leaders to give up their grazing lands and return them to land on which elephants can roam freely. Although Anthony admits his first love is the elephants, he is also committed to the conservation of rhinoceros. Anthony established the Earth Organization in 2003, now known as The Lawrence Anthony Foundation, designed to bring together all aspects of his conservation work. As founder of this non-profit, non-partisan, issue-focused organisation, Anthony's focus is deeply rooted in action. The powerful strapline of the organisation, "Because None Survive Alone," is underpinned by a philosophy that states that education is central to the survival of animal and plant kingdoms. The organisation has many projects in action around the world, one of which is the work of Debbie Bennet, an inspirational educator who demonstrates both the passion and the action central to the Earth Organization. Bennet recognised that education provision on environmental issues in South Africa, particularly in rural areas, was limited. In 2007, she started a self-funded project, "Kidz for conservation," running environmental workshops for both local children and those in the rural communities. It was here that her work on conservation education in South Africa began.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa