&Beyond’s mantra “Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People” is at the very heart of our Protect our Planet series. Shaped into four, conservation-centred sub-series, this collection connects viewers with our on-the-ground teams, our conservation and community collaboration and ongoing research work in the field.
Conservation SOS (Save our Species)
Spotlights the charismatic, but vulnerable wildlife species that occur on &Beyond properties, highlighting both the plights of these remarkable animals and the uplifting efforts to conserve them for future generations.
Conservation in Action
A rare, behind-the-scenes look at what our conservation teams are doing every day to actively manage and protect both wildlife and land in our reserves, and maintain that fine balance needed to preserve biodiversity.
An exclusive window into the wonder-world of adventurous, crucial conservation activities that our &Beyond guests have the option to participate in. Be warned – these experiences are guaranteed to be transformational.
(Save our Species)
In 2016, with rhino poaching incidents spiralling into the thousands, the conservation team at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve had a big decision to make. Conservation Manager, Simon Naylor, reflects on the measures taken to protect one of Africa’s most important rhino populations.
For the world’s most trafficked mammal, this is a story of hope. Pangolins have been locally extinct (absent) from this Zululand region for decades. Now, at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, a groundbreaking pangolin reintroduction programme is changing everything. Find out how …
The spotted hyena is generally perceived to be a less-than-attractive scavenger that few wildlife lovers place high on their safari bucket lists; however, contrary to appearances, hyena are full of surprises. Find out why and what’s being done to protect this vulnerable key species.
Conservation in action
Beyond the Sighting
Using the Beyond the Sighting data capture programme, our &Beyond rangers and field guides are extending this information resource with their daily sighting detail. Soon all our &Beyond safari destinations will be contributing to this wealth of information.
Birds have that enviable quality of being able to fly wherever they like but their airborne lifestyle makes it very hard for us to understand them well and the factors that affect their well-being, so we need to follow them…
Rhino Calf Rescue
The current plight of rhinos is well known. Each and every one is an endangered precious resource. So what happens when a rhino calf is in trouble? Watch the &Beyond Phinda Conservation Team’s quick response…
Presented by Dr Tessa Hempson, Programme Manager and Principal Scientist for Oceans Without Borders, a marine conservation initiative in collaboration with &Beyond and Africa Foundation.
Hope Spots – the hope of our oceans. Marine conservationist Dr Tessa Hempson explains eloquently the crucial function of these areas in conserving our oceans. In addition to her principal role with Oceans Without Borders, Tessa is also a Hope Spot Champion for Dr Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue global alliance.