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Okavango Expedition 2013: Mission Completed!

The expedition team about 50km from the end point. We had 9 hours to go and a whole lot of water... (Vikki Boyes)
The expedition team about 50km from the end point. We had 9 hours to go and a whole lot of water… (Vikki Boyes)

 

Celebration after having completed the hardest research expedition we have ever undertaken. (Paul Steyn)
Celebration after having completed the hardest research expedition we have ever undertaken. (Paul Steyn)

Okavango Expedition 2013 at the Okavango River Lodge where we ended the expedition. We did 51 km that day and shattered all previous records for distance travelled in one day! (Paul Steyn)

Until next year... (Paul Steyn)
Until next year… (Paul Steyn)
Steve Boyes has dedicated his life to conserving Africa's wilderness areas and the species that depend upon them. After having worked as a camp manager and wilderness guide in the Okavango Delta and doing his PhD field work on the little-known Meyer's Parrot, Steve took up a position as a Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. He has since been appointed the Scientific Director of the Wild Bird Trust and is a 2014 TED Fellow. His work takes him all over Africa, but his day-to-day activities are committed to South Africa's endemic and Critically Endangered Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus). Based in Hogsback Village in the Eastern Cape (South Africa), Steve runs the Cape Parrot Project, which aims to stimulate positive change for the species through high-quality research and community-based conservation action. When not in Hogsback, Steve can be found in the Okavango Delta where he explores remote areas of this wetland wilderness on "mokoros" or dug-out canoes to study endangered bird species in areas that are otherwise inaccessible. Steve is a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work in the Okavango Delta and on the Cape Parrot Project.
  • chris

    great pics, Vicky and ,Paul
    Well done, and good to have you back safe,guys !
    Belinda and Chris

  • Peg Cagle

    Hallelujah Such a journey!
    Peg

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