Contributors - LIFE IN THE ASHES
ANTON CRONE quit the crazy-wonderful world of advertising to travel the world, sometimes working, sometimes drifting. Along the way he unearthed a passion for Africa’s stories – not the sometimes hysterical news agency headlines we all feed off, but the real stories. Anton has a strong empathy with Africa’s people and their need to meet daily requirements, often in remote environmentally hostile areas co-habitated by Africa’s free-roaming animals. His journey brought him to Africa Geographic where he is now Editor in Chief, and custodian of Africa Geographic online magazine. With LIFE IN THE ASHES Anton interviews ecologists about the benefits fire to the Cape fynbos flora and fauna, and in RESCUED FROM THE FLAMES he expounds on the essential work of the SPCA’s Cape of Good Hope Wildlife Unit in caring for fire affected animals.
CHRISTIAN BOIX left his native Spain, its great food, siestas and fiestas to become an ornithologist at the University of Cape Town and to start Tropical Birding, a company specialising in bird-watching tours worldwide. The past 11 years have seen him travel to over 60 countries in search of 5,000 plus bird species. Time passed, his daughter became convinced he was some kind of pilot and his wife acquired a budgie for company – that’s when the penny dropped. Thrilled to join the Africa Geographic team, and hardly contained in an office, Christian runs Africa Geographic’s travel division, reports on new and exciting travels, and continues to share the joy of birding and exploration. Christian’s photographs of the life he found in the Table Mountain National Park fynbos after the 2015 fire can be found in LIFE IN THE ASHES.