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Boyd Varty:
What I learned from Nelson Mandela

TEDWomen 2013 · 14:59 · Filmed Dec 2013

"In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us." Boyd Varty, a wildlife activist, shares stories of animals, humans and their interrelatedness, or "ubuntu" — defined as, "I am, because of you." And he dedicates the talk to South African leader Nelson Mandela, the human embodiment of that same great-hearted, generous spirit.

Environmental and literacy activist
In his native South Africa, Boyd Varty builds wildlife corridors to restore the environment and literacy centers to restore the human spirit. Full bio