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Taking a break from the bush the team
watches a large Cape Fur Seal steal Uish
from the market in Kalk Bay. Trash Uloating
in the harbour water is a sad reminder
that plastics in the ocean threatens marine
life across the globe. They Uind out how the
Southern Right Whale was brought back
from the brink of extinction. Continuing
northwards they spot a herd of Bontebok
and learn that these beautiful antelopeswere nearly decimated completely through hunting too. In the nick of time their fate was turned around when protected areas such as the Cape Peninsula National Park were created and adequate habitat was provided. Other animals were less fortunate. The mood grows somber when Oompie recounted how Bluebuck and the beautiful Quagga roamed the Cape Peninsula but disappeared not long after the Uirst Europeans settled at the Cape of Good Hope.
South African born Francois has made films in five continents. He produced and directed several major documentary series and standalone films that aired on major international television networks, which include National Geographic Explorer, ZDF in Germany, Discovery and the BBC’s Classic Adventure series. He produced and/or directed series such as Aspects of Life, The Last Edens, Secrets of Nature, A Last Glimpse and is currently hosting the Siyaya – Come wild with us nature show for youth, and Wild World Diaries. He also has produced environmental education films for organizations such as WWF, CARE INTERNATIONAL, IUCN, UNEP, UNDP, SANParks and CapeNature. Francois is also an ecologist and environmental consultant and director of EcoAfrica in South Africa. He has written several books including a best-seller that covers his expeditions down the Amazon River.