From June 2011 to July 2012, I’ll be exploring and documenting the wild places of South Africa for my Year in the Wild. The goal is to promote the conservation of the country’s natural wonders, by sharing my photos, videos and blogs with the world. I’ll travel to 31 of South Africa’s most special wilderness and wildlife areas. In these unique areas, I’ll be interviewing rangers, community leaders, environmental and cultural activists, ecologists, scientists, researchers, travellers and school kids. Ultimately I’d like to raise awareness of African wilderness – and why it’s important to the people of the continent and the world. For more on Year in the Wild, please go to