Blythe Loutit

Blythe Loutit

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Blythe Loutit n e Pascoe (14 November 1940 Natal, South Africa - 15 June 2005 Namibia), was a founder member of the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), an artist and a respected conservationist. The youngest of four children, she grew up on her parents' farm in Natal and received her schooling in Pietermaritzburg. Inspired by her mother who was a landscape painter, Blythe worked for some time as a botanical illustrator at the Botanic Research Institute of South Africa and met biologist Rudi Loutit, her future husband, at the Wilderness Leadership School in Natal. They were married in 1973 and because the war in Angola ruled out settling there, they opted for the relative safety of Namibia. Rudi accepted a position at the Skeleton Coast National Park while Blythe spent her time drawing and painting. Outraged by the slaughter of rhino and elephant in the area at the hands of the South African Defence Force and poachers in the 1980s, Blythe Loutit and Ina Britz formed the Namibia Wildlife Trust, followed a few years later by the Save the Rhino Trust, aimed at conserving the rhino and elephants in the desert.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136722917
  • 9786136722917