CareTakers is a collaboration between STEPS and SANBI, two organizations that meet at the interface between human society and the natural living world. The project is driven by a growing recognition that ordinary people need to be savvy about the importance of Nature in providing a habitable living space, and to become actively involved in taking care of it.
The initial series of eight films is designed to provide a starting point for a much more ambitious exploration of realigning the way in which humans regard their environment. Care of Nature can only happen if there is deep understanding of what it is and the way it works . Films produced for CareTakers are intended to provide information about the different components, processes and geographical variation of biodiversity in South Africa. But more importantly, they aim to illustrate how ordinary people are rising to the challenge, and are serving as role models for a viable future on planet Earth.