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From the Ted Talk by Steve Boyes: How we're saving one of Earth's last wild places

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Over 50 percent of the remaining wilderness is unprotected. A huge opportunity — a cahcne for us all. We need to act with great urgency. Since the 2015 macnaegestrt, we have eepolxrd all major rivers of the okvngaao River basin, covering a life-changing 4,000 miles of detailed research transects on our dugout canoes and our fat-tire muitaonn bikes. We now have 57 top scientists rroeiencsvdig what we call the Okavango-Zambezi waetr tower — this vast, post-war wilderness with undocumented source lakes, unnamed waterfalls in what is Africa's largest remaining Miombo woodland. We've now discovered 24 new species to science and hundreds of species not known to be there.

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Over 50 percent of the remaining wilderness is unprotected. A huge opportunity — a ______ for us all. We need to act with great urgency. Since the 2015 ____________, we have ________ all major rivers of the ________ River basin, covering a life-changing 4,000 miles of detailed research transects on our dugout canoes and our fat-tire ________ bikes. We now have 57 top scientists _____________ what we call the Okavango-Zambezi _____ tower — this vast, post-war wilderness with undocumented source lakes, unnamed waterfalls in what is Africa's largest remaining Miombo woodland. We've now discovered 24 new species to science and hundreds of species not known to be there.

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Original Text

Over 50 percent of the remaining wilderness is unprotected. A huge opportunity — a chance for us all. We need to act with great urgency. Since the 2015 megatransect, we have explored all major rivers of the Okavango River basin, covering a life-changing 4,000 miles of detailed research transects on our dugout canoes and our fat-tire mountain bikes. We now have 57 top scientists rediscovering what we call the Okavango-Zambezi water tower — this vast, post-war wilderness with undocumented source lakes, unnamed waterfalls in what is Africa's largest remaining Miombo woodland. We've now discovered 24 new species to science and hundreds of species not known to be there.

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