Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. This week’s talk was posted by Josie Dougall. Here’s why she chose it:

I chose this Ted Talk purely because I knew this guy at Varsity. He was at Stellenbosch University with me and we hung out a lot. His brother, Chris Boyes, who is his partner in saving the world, the wetlands, the turtles and many other things, dated my best mate at varsity too.

These guys are really cool. And they are really interesting. And they are very left of centre. And they are saving my world whilst I lie here on my bed typing my blog, sipping my earl grey tea, waiting for my babies to wake up. The work Steve and Chris Boyes are doing is profound, and I know one day I will be very proud to tell my daughters “I knew those guys when I was young”.

Watch the video about saving the Okavango Delta HERE

He also did THIS Ted Talk in 2014 on Mapping Wilderness

Dr Steve Boyes – Photo credit: Ted Talks

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Boyes – Photo credit: Luke Manson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature Image Credit: National Geographic