Saba Douglas HamiltonWildlife Conservationist
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Saba Iassa Douglas-Hamilton is a Kenyan wildlife conservationist and television presenter.
Saba is a trustee of Save the Elephants, a charity founded by her father, Iain Douglas-Hamilton. Based in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve, Save the Elephants carries out rigorous studies including elephant collaring and tracking techniques. She has worked to support, protect and increase awareness of issues that threaten Africa’s elephants.
When she returned to Africa from her studies in the United Kingdom she first worked for Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia, mentored by conservationist Blythe Loutit.
Since 2000, she has appeared in wildlife documentaries across Africa and as far as India and the Arctic. She co-presented the BBC’s Big Cat Diary series and BBC’s Holiday Series. She produced and narrated a documentary, Heart of a Lioness, about a wild lioness called Kamunyak. In 2008 she produced and presented Rhino Nights for Animal Planet. In March 2008 she presented a three-part BBC documentary, Unknown Africa, on wildlife in Comoros, Central African Republic and Angola. In 2009, she also presented a three part BBC documentary series, The Secret Life of Elephants, with her father Iain.
In 2008 Saba supported Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International), the UK medical aid agency, to raise money for emergency health services following Kenya’s post-election violence when over 1,000 people were killed and more than 300,000 were left without homes or clean water
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