National Geographic Weekend Radio: Interview incoming – March 10, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 5.22.54 PMMarch 10, 2013: Going Undercover for Elephant Ivory; Held Hostage by Hippos;  and more…

We talk to host, Boyd Matson, about the River Gambia Expedition, on Nat Geo Weekend radio. Tune in here


‘Hippos are known as the most dangerous animals in Africa. They’re humongous, they’re ill tempered, and they’re unafraid. Needless to say, when two British adventurers nearly paddled over one on their 600-mile River Gambia Expedition, they were alarmed. The trip took Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio across three countries as they documented the lives of the people they encountered along the river, anxious over a proposed dam that would potentially change the river in significant ways.’

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About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) (under 'Projects') 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km
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