The Desert Lions

About

In the forbidding Namib Desert, along the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, Dr. Philip (Flip) Stander tracks a mysterious and remarkable quarry: lions.

The animals are some of the world’s most intriguing and unique populations of lions, yet very little is known about them. Dr. Stander is passionate about studying them and helping them to survive. The lions, and Stander’s efforts to understand their secrets, are featured in NATURE’s The Desert Lions.

On the Web site for The Desert Lions, you’ll learn more about Dr. Flip Stander and the animals he’s dedicated his life to tracking and studying. Find out about the unique family structure of the lions, and why their conservation is so vital. Discover the Namib Desert and how its inhabitants, animal and human, are able to survive.

Production Credits Print

Television Credits

Narrated By
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM

Produced And Directed By
AMANDA BARRETT
OWEN NEWMAN

Photography
OWEN NEWMAN

Editor
STUART NAPIER

Music
JOHN ALDER

Dubbing Editor
IAN BOWN

Dubbing Mixer
ANDREW WILSON

Colourist
TONY OSBORNE

Scientific Consultant
FLIP STANDER

Script Consultant
SUE WESTERN

Production Manager
CAROLYN NAYLOR

The Producers Wish To Thank
USCHI BADER AND DIRK HEINRICH
JOHN KASAONA
TREVOR AND KAREN KNOTT
KUNENE REGION CONSERVANCY ASSOCIATION
KUNENE LION PROJECT
IRDNC
NAMIBIA FILM COMMISSION
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE
JOHN PATERSON
WILDERNESS SAFARIS

For The BBC

Production Co-Ordinators
CHARLOTTE GODFREY
CAROLINE RAE

Production Manager
SALLY MARK

Series Editor
TIM MARTIN

BBC BRISTOL © BBC MMVII

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Senior Producer
LAURA METZGER

Producer
JILL CLARKE

Associate Producer
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Production Assistant
JAYNE JUN

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Re-Recording Mixer
DOUG JOHNSON

Online Editor
MARK SUTTON

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive In Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York and BBC

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2008 Thirteen/WNET New York

All Rights Reserved

Web Credits

Producer
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

Associate Producer
TANNER VEA

Designer
MICHAEL DIMAURO

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Writing
KATHY SVITIL

Creative Director
NICK MILLER

Director of Digital Strategy
DAVID HIRMES

Director of Production
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

Photos by Dr. Flip Stander © BBC