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Jesse Baltutis - Blog 4: Water in the Sky: An Exploration of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase 2

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This is the final in-country blog I will write from my field research in Southern Africa. The blog is a reflection of the field research I conducted in Lesotho - a land-locked mountaneous country set entirely within the borders of South Africa. Known as the Mountain Kingdom, Lesotho's vast mountains and sweeping valleys are breathtaking in their beauty and isolation. Yet, the country faces incredible developmental challenges, including one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world.

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Jesse Baltutis - Blog 3: The last stand for Africa's Elephant and Rhino populations?

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This blog explores the issue of illegal elephant and rhino poaching across Africa. Though the topic diverges from the issue I’ve come to South Africa to research, it is one that touches on the very nerve of wildlife conservation, not only in South Africa, but across the continent. It is a story fueled by demands from distant markets, far removed from the devastation wrought at the local level. Poverty, corruption, greed, and ignorance grease the wheels of the illegal international trade in elephant and rhino ivory.

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Jesse Baltutis - Blog 2: Droughts and food production in South Africa

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Jesse Baltutis

April 17th, 2016

Pretoria, South Africa

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Droughts and food production in South Africa

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