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Set in some of South Africa’s most breathtaking habitats, from semi-desert to World Heritage wetlands, ‘Wildcards’ unearths inspirational stories of modern day South Africans from all walks of life, who are totally committed to preserving their wildlife heritage. The animal characters that they are fighting for are equally charismatic and captivating. They cling to their last vestige of habitat in a modern world where true wilderness is shrinking and trade in animal parts is spreading like wildfire.
The ‘wildcard’ species are those that are ‘in the mix’ but not expected to go the distance. They face an unpredictable fate and yet, with the help of dedicated conservationists, they’ve been pulled back from the brink of extinction and they’re fighting to stay in the running. They may seem insignificant, but they are critical to the fragile symbiosis that drives the circle of life and without them, the whole house of cards could come tumbling down.