Dereck Joubert – National Geographic Society Newsroom
Dereck Joubert is an award-winning filmmaker from Botswana who has been a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence for many years. With his wife, Beverly Joubert, also an Explorer-in-Residence, his mission is the conservation and understanding of the large predators and key African wildlife species that determine the course of all conservation in Africa. They have been filming, researching, and exploring in Africa for over 25 years. Their coverage of unique predator behavior has resulted in dozens of films, books, scientific papers, and many articles for National Geographic magazine. This body of work has resulted in five Emmys, a Peabody, the World Ecology Award, and the recent induction into the American Academy of Achievement. The Jouberts are the founders of the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative.