Living with wildlife can be dangerous. However, Namibians are committed to their protection because responsible tourism and national pride make his wildlife worth more alive than dead. “The Guardians” tells the story of Jantjie Rhyn, a farmer directly involved in conservation, guarding Namibia’s legacy and his family’s future.
As I see now, my children who are growing, have a right to see an elephant near his house, a right to see the oryx here, springbok here, rhinos, the lions near. Those things is for your spirit a very good thing.
– Jantjie Rhyn
If you don’t have time to watch the full video, our favorite snippets include:
- Lion collaring at 2:40
- Community-based conservation at 3:44
- Jantijie discussing the importance of conservation at 4:00