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Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.

African wild dog, my observations…

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“wild dogs”; what’s in a name?…a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

The debate, what to call wild dogs if not just that….! this is my sketch of “Tip”, a young dog I watched for a few years in the Save Valley Conservancy… African wild dogs is the accepted English-use name for … Continue reading

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Wine and Wild Dog Weekends; What better way to celebrate great wine and meaningful Conservation…

What better way to celebrate great Wine and meaningful wildlife Conservation… come to the yearly Wine and Wild Dog Weekends at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge to find out about the conservation of African Wild Dogs, Lycaon pictus, in the lowveld … Continue reading

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Pangolin Love embodied, in paintings, knitting and silver creations…

Pangolins are Precious….bottom line is we ALL need to increase awareness of trade in endangered species such as these armoured cuties… and so I am happy to continue show my new work in conjunction with Patrick Mavros to raise awareness … Continue reading

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Leopard lovers and a rival at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge!

7th January at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge: No guests today- they left with a packed lunch by 4 am – I sat on the deck after seeing them off and enjoyed this sunrise, a hippo swimming upriver towards me, you … Continue reading

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sweet/bitter: senuko seasons past and yet to come

Watch out! Many gorgeous flowers such as my Adenium swazicum, harbour a resident crab spider, cute but deadly…(if you are the size of a fly)… Bitter Sweet reminisces… Our year past, 2017, at our bush house, Tsavene, has been one … Continue reading

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Sandforest in the wet season; Millipedes and butterflies at Mahenye

A wet season wonderland awaits in the sandforest of Mahenye…life in the raw, strange and wonderful, beautiful and fierce…from the gorgeous wild hibiscus  in the sand forest near Chilo, admired by Rich Thornycroft…. to the frantic millipede desperately trying to escape … Continue reading

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