AfricaSkyBlue Research Group, at the moment, includes Dr Steve Boyes (Percy FitzPatrick Institute/Wild Bird Trust) and Dr Kirsten Wimberger (Baboon Research Unit). This husband and wife team undertake high-quality wildlife research and community conservation projects in South Africa and Botswana. Steve focusses on African parrots, cavity-nesting birds, and waterbirds. Kirsten did her PhD on wildlife rehabilitation and now has specialized as a primatologist studying the little-known Samango monkey and helping the Baboon Research Unit find solutions for the increasing conflict on the Cape Peninsula.
Dr Steve Boyes and his brother, Chris Boyes, the "Bush Boyes", recently poled their own dug-out canoes or "mokoros" across the Okavango Delta as part of the 2102 Okavango Wetland Bird Survey. The research project was a huge success and the expedition team, including Kirsten, Pieter Hugo and Giles Trevethick.
The Wild Bird Trust aims to keep birds safe in the wild with a combination of research and action. We are a registered non-profit public benefit organization. www.wildbirdtrust.com
Dr Steve Boyes and Neil Gelinas want to make a feature film on their completely unassisted crossing of the Okavango Delta on mokoros. No GPS. No advice. Minimal food supplies.
Go to this website for more information on this ground-breaking production on the human experience in one of the last-remaining true wilderness areas on earth... All for World Heritage Status.