Following ancient elephant migration paths linking major wildlife parks, conservationists Ian MCallum and Ian Michler are undertaking a five month west-to east journey across eight southern African countries.
They will travel by bicycle, on foot and by kayak (Zambezi River and Okavango Delta) with the purpose of raising awareness and exploring possible solutions to current environmental and wildlife challenges. The journey aims to rekindle the rapidly declining indigenous knowledge base of the human – animal interface, and indigenous solutions to conservation challenges and issues. Along the way they will meet with local communities, work with partners and survey and document animal movements and conservation issues.
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The Tracks of Giants team left on 1st May 2012 and are travelling until September 2012, they are currently in Motsweri, Botswana. Africa Geographic is following their journey with regular blog post updates which you can follow here. You can also visit the Tracks of Giants website for more information.
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