Friday, 31 July 2015

Profile: WE Welcomes Jamie Paterson

Jamie Paterson is already a firm favourite with WildEarth.TV's SafariLive viewers. The Johannesburg native studied law and is an award winning musician, but the bush always piqued her interest and became her main focus.

In 2009, she participated in mass game capture in Tswalu Private Game Reserve, darting and relocating rhino, lion and brown hyena, and helped with the monitoring of cheetah and sable populations.

After getting a BA in Law from Cambridge University in 2012, she qualified as a nature and trails guide and began working at Siyafunda Wildlife and Conservation in the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve. Now settled in with the rest of the team, Jamie gets to go to work and spend time with the animals she loves, namely hyenas.

Her "keen interest in and fascination with the bush and wildlife from a very early age", are some of her most vivid memories from holidays spent on various game reserves or exploring with her grandfather, who was a game warden in the Sabie area. "My ultimate goal is to be able to continue learning about nature throughout South Africa and to be able to share my experience and enthusiasm with the people that I interact with," she says.

Join Jamie and the rest of the team on SafariLive, daily via WildEarth.TV, and participate via Twitter using #SafariLive and emailing your questions during the sunrise or sunset drives to

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Djuma Waterhole Cam: An Update

The Djuma Waterhole camera has been experiencing sound problems recently. The WildEarth.TV crew on the ground has managed to get to the site of the camera and assess the situation. A longer ladder is needed to get to the camera housing to check the status of the mic and do the necessary cleaning of the lens.

WE apologises for the delay in resolving the issue. All your patience and support has not gone unnoticed, and thank you for continuing to do so. We hope to have it fixed and fully operational for all our amazing viewers to enjoy, soon.

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