SSince 1994 Keith and Colleen Begg have been working together and assisting each other on a variety of carnivore conservation projects throughout east and southern Africa. In 1996 they joined forces to conduct the first intensive long term study of the elusive Honey badger in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park (formerly known as the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park). For four years they lived in the central dunes area of the park studying, filming and photographing the behaviour and ecology of badgers. In 2001 Colleen completed her PhD on the Kalahari work while Keith completed the National Geographic Documentary on honey badger with David and Carol Hughes “Snake Killers: Honey badgers of the Kalahari”. Keith then conducted a survey of the conflict between commercial beekeepers and honey badgers for the Endangered Wildlife Trust's Carnivore Conservation Group. This lead to the Badger - Beekeeper Extension Programme and the Badger-Friendly Initiative. In 2005 The Badger-beekeeper program was taken over by the Carnivore Conservation Group of the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
Since 2003, Keith & Colleen have been working in northern Mozambique in the remote wilderness of Niassa National Reserve. Their goal is carnivore conservation. They first studied badgers here and produced another film called “Badger Quest: Honey hunters of Niassa”. At present they are managing the Niassa Carnivore Project which aims to secure lions and other carnivores in Niassa Reserve by promoting coexistence between lions and people. More about their work can be seen at www.niassalion.org.Their fine art prints and films can be seen and purchased at www.beggnature.co.za