Established in 2012 by a coalition of leading animal charities and NGOs, AnimalPledge.org is a scheme by which companies and individuals can learn about, and commit to reducing, their negative impact on animals as a result of their use in entertainment industry, as well as mitigating the potential repercussions of their productions on animals in the wild, thus aiding their conservation.
By making the pledge organisations and individuals in the Film and TV industry make a commitment never to use performing wild animals in future productions.
It is completely free to make the pledge and we hope that you will join us!
BIG CAT Conservation 9 Barnes Road
Richard Brock worked in the BBC NHU for 35 years, producing the highly successful Life on Earth and Living Planet series with David Attenborough, gaining international recognition as an accomplished producer. Concerned by the Corporations lack of willingness to address the real current state of the environment however, he left the BBC and started his own independent production company, Living Planet Productions. He then made over 100 films on a wide range of environmental topics, shown all over the world, and determined to make a difference, he decided to set up the Brock Initiative, to use his archive of footage, and to ask others to do the same, to create new films, not made for a general TV audience, but made for those who are really connected to the situation in hand.
"Showing the truth on some minority channel is not the answer. Showing it where it counts, is."
The Brock Initiative has successfully completed numerous projects in different countries. Aside from making a real difference in these areas the Brock Initiative hopes to encourage and assist others, both film-makers and those who can use film in their work, to do the same.
British Wildlife Photography Awards United Kingdom
The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established to recognise the talents of wildlife photographers of all nationalities practising in Britain, whilst at the same time highlighting the great wealth and diversity of Britain's natural history. The driving motivation to set up the Awards evolved through the nation's growing awareness of the local environment and the need for its protection.
Now in its fifth year, this highly acclaimed and unique wildlife photography competition has captivated the nation with outstanding and beautiful imagery. It is a celebration of British wildlife as well as a showcase for nature photographers, both amateur and professional.
With twelve separate categories the subject matter covers everything from marine life and animal behaviour to creepy crawlies and urban wildlife.
Wildlife in HD is a special new Award for HD Video and will be awarded to the most inspirational and dynamic film, which clearly illustrates the unique power of moving images as a medium for capturing British Wildlife.
The 2013 winners were announced in September 2013.
The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring and explaining the natural world and addressing the challenge of sustainability.
Based in San Francisco, it is the only place on the planet with an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and four-story rainforest — all under one living roof.
This unique combination allows visitors to explore the depths of a Philippine coral reef, climb into the canopy of a Costa Rican rainforest, and fly to the outer reaches of the Universe in a single day.
CEEweb for Biodiversity is a network of non-governmental organizations in the Central and Eastern European region.
Our mission is the conservation of biodiversity through the promotion of sustainable development.
CEEweb for Biodiversity has been organising the Green-Go Short Film Contest since 2011. With five years in a row of different green topics and more than 300 shorts received world-wide, with the 6th edition we now target people to send short films on natural solutions to climate change, sustainable farming and benefits of nature.
For more information please visit www.greengofest.eu.
If you have any questions, please make sure that you search for it first in the FAQs. In case you have not found it, please contact Olja Radlovic on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community-based Biodiversity Conservation Films (CBCF)
1758, Kijabe Farm, Naivasha 20117, KENYA
CBCFproduce environmental films/documentaries, offer a minimum of two weeks film production training, community film showing, film distribution. We sell stock footage and stills. We are looking for conservation-themed films. We are working towards being conservation filmmaking agents in East Africa. We are also looking for collaborators and sponsors. We are happy to co-produce.
To train indigenous young conservationists in Kenya, Tanzania and the rest of
East Africa to make biodiversity conservation films for the sake of effective
To make these films in partnership with local communities about issues linked
to their local livelihoods.
To distribute these films among education organisations (NGO and government)
within East Africa and beyond.
To evaluate the effectiveness of digital films as a means of education and
capacity-building in schools, communities and countries where we exist.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Les Augrès Manor
La Profonde Rue
Trinity JE3 5BP
Michael, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer, has a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife.
A member of the International Travel Writers Alliance and The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), Michael is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.
He says: "With an increasing awareness of globally responsible principles in our everyday lives, the public is clearly keen to adopt these values through their choice of holiday destinations. That is harnessed with the growing understanding that the survival of habitats and species is mostly in local people's hands, and that they need to be able to derive real benefits from their environments if they are to be conserved. With ecotourism increasingly being applied to all tourism that has tangible benefits for local people and the environment, the website aims to bring to the forefront these unusual, alternative and authentic experiences grounded in culture, nature and wildlife, and rooted in local knowledge."
Environmental Investigation Agency 62-63 Upper Street
London N1 0NY
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an independent campaigning organisation committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime and abuse.
EIA produces hard-hitting campaign films on a wide range of environmental crimes, as well as bespoke training films for enforcement agencies.
It also has one of the world's largest archives of footage devoted to the illegal trade in wildlife products and other environmentally damaging commodities. The collection is data-based and is available on a professional basis to journalists, publishers and programme-makers.
All the funds raised from the sale of this archive help to fund future campaigns. The visual media you see on the website is indicative of what is available in the whole collection.
We are always prepared to listen to programme pitches from media professionals with a view to highlighting our work.
Our vision is a future where humanity respects, protects and celebrates the natural world for the benefit of all.
Environment Films 274 Queenstown Road
Environment Films is an independent production company based in central London, specialising in sophisticated films, documentaries and commercials for organisations whose work and interests are connected to the natural world.
Environment Films produce media for television, the internet, DVD distribution and provide a non-profit service to charities.
Field Projects International
Our mission is to educate the next generation of natural historians and conservationists in topics related to rainforest ecology, and to provide biologists with research opportunities at our field sites in Peru and India.
In addition to field courses in Tropical Biology and Primatology, as well as extended research assistantships, we also offer this training in the Amazon for filmmakers and photographers, which focuses on documentary video production, field ethics, and camera technique.
We are offering a Wildlife Cinematography course taught in the Peruvian Amazon by Emmy winner Robin Cox (BBC Earth/Natural History Unit) with Keshav Sishta (Blackbird Productions) and guided by two experienced tropical biologists.
This summer's workshop runs from August 7th-17th, 2015, and offers opportunities to film/photograph a wide range of wildlife in a region with 500+ species of birds, 11 primate species, snakes, caiman, turtles, insects, and much more. Enrollment deadline is July 20th.
The Power Of Film And Media To Conserve Our Natural World"
- Already Making A Difference
of Filmmakers for Conservation is to promote global conservation
through the making, broadcasting and distribution of films,
and to help conservation organisations and filmmakers worldwide
produce a greater number of better-informed and more effective
conservation films. It is often said that conservation films
don't make a difference - Filmmakers for Conservation dispels
50-52 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3QP
The Great Apes Film Initiative (GAFI) uses the power of film and media to engage all those who can make a difference to endangered great apes. This involves getting films to Presidents, Ministers in government, national television audiences and many local communities, schools, universities, wildlife management centres, ...even Karaoke bars across Africa and SE Asia.
Since its inception six years ago GAFI has screened films to approximately 300 million people in 14 great ape range states and carries out monitoring programmes to check how effective its screening projects are being. GAFI gets its screenings out via 4x4 vehicles and river boats which hasnt been very cost effective or environmentally friendly - however we are now embarking upon the worlds first conservation pedal powered cinema systems screenings where we use a bicycle to travel from one village to another and screen the films usisng pure person power on the bike.
HELP THE BEARS is a newly created non profit organization registered in France with the purpose of helping captive sun bears in Indonesia to a better life.
The very first mission that HELP THE BEARS has set itself, is to create a large forest enclosure for 3 captive sun bears Desi, Kevin and Hilda, in collaboration with OFI, the Orangutan Foundation International.
In Defense of Animals
Phone: +1 415 448 0048
Magic Touch Films is an internationally renowned, established production service company based in Swakopmund, Namibia and is the newest acquisition of the IMWE Namibia Holdings group.
Magic Touch Films facilitates Adventure, Science, Wildlife, Humanitarian, Historical, Survival Documentaries and Reality Entertainment, throughout Namibia and neighbouring countries. With our expertise and knowhow, we are able to facilitate any size production, whether it is a small two man documentary crew or a large reality television production.
We are energetic, ambitious and constantly evolving to give our clients great value for money and always deliver on time. We are passionate about our client’s subjects and our country. Our natural driven boldness will capture the imagination of any Reality TV and Documentary Producer or Broadcaster.
With clients from all corners of the world, we are always pushing the boundaries to facilitate in the most extreme and challenging environments. We are reliable and easy to work with, for personal tailor made service, mixed with great experience and local knowledge, our clients are ensured of a successful project.
We are passionately driven to stay ahead and are inspired by you the filmmaker.
We have the touch to bring the magic to your production.
In Namibia many of our locations fall within Natural Heritage or are a part of Conservation – we work closely with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to uphold these locations.
We assist with full rehabilitation on any impact locations after production.
Unit 3, Wolf Business Park
Alton Road, Ross on Wye HR9 5NB UK
Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK charity that cares for our seas, shores and wildlife.
MCS is the voice for everyone who loves the sea.
We work to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened sea life before it is lost forever.
Our wonderful seas, shores and wildlife are under threat.
Almost nowhere in UK seas is marine wildlife safe from harm. We need to establish vital marine protected areas where wildlife can recover and flourish.
Levels of beach litter have doubled over the last decade. MCS works to clear our seas of the rising tide of rubbish that is so dangerous to sea life, including seabirds, whales and dolphins.
88% of Europe’s fish stocks are overfished or depleted. Once common fish such as skate and cod are now rare.
MCS works to reduce the overfishing which is devastating the life in our seas, and promotes sustainable seafood alternatives.
Our work ensures that the sea’s rich wildlife can be restored, fish stocks grow more plentiful, and our beaches and seawater become cleaner.
The National Trust for Scotland Nature Channel The National Trust for Scotland
5 Cultins Rd
Edinburgh EH11 4DF
The National Trust for Scotland Nature Channel project has been developed to film and document the diversity of wildlife that can be seen by the public on our huge range of properties.
Through utilising the habitat, species knowledge and field-craft skills of the Trust’s rangers, ecologists and conservation specialists we have begun to capture fascinating insights and incredible stories about the wildlife of Scotland. We hope that you enjoy the selection of films already on the Channel and visit regularly as it grows.
As one of Scotland’s biggest landowners, the Trust conserves the land and habitats you can watch in these videos, so please support our work by donating or becoming a member of the National Trust for Scotland.
Nature's Frontline Southsea
Oceans Project is a UK registered charity that provides free, online, environmental and STEM education to young people aged 5-19 worldwide.
Each year, an ocean row is undertaken as a way of raising extra funds to provide education to children who would have no education without the support of Oceans Project, especially those who are denied access to school based on gender, poverty, war, or disability.
The Great British Viking Quest is the expedition for 2015. It is a 3000 mile, single-handed circumnavigation of Great Britain in a purpose built ocean rowing boat, retracing the oar strokes of Viking seafarers, warriors, and conquerors.
Oceans Project is a UK Registered Charity: 1156583
To donate to Oceans Project: Text: GBVQ00 £1 to 70070
Get off the beaten track around the world experiencing and filming smaller grassroots projects and individuals making a difference in animal protection, wildlife conservation and community development.
All our in-country teams are happy to take time out to assist film makers and photographers for their projects.
Since 2006, Original Volunteers has been providing affordable opportunities to volunteer abroad for people of all ages and backgrounds 17 to 75.
Peace for Conservation, non-profit organization based in Tanzania East Africa, empower community to engage on conservation, through Football tournament for elephant conservation, Community mobilization, ecotourism initiatives, TV show in school and community.
Working closely with government, strategic stakeholders and communities at large in keeping and protecting wildlife, the precious few and living animals in the Tanzania national parks and game reserves.
Phana Monkey Project
Amnat Charoen Province
Promote the safety and well-being of the monkey population of Phana.
Make and promote recommendations for the maintenance of the forest habitat, the development of tourist visits and school visits, and the monitoring and control of visitors and provisioning of monkeys.
Produce and provide educational materials and opportunities for students.
Promote the Don Chao Poo Forest as a research and educational resource.
Don Chao Poo is the perfect place for taking pictures and making films of the monkeys in their natural habitat. The interaction of local residents and visitors with the monkeys is frequent, harmonious and non-aggressive from both sides.
Phana Monkey Project can provide cheap accommodation and experienced guides to the forest and the long-tailed macaques resident there.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds "nature's voice"
Head of RSPB Film Unit: Mark Percival
Assistant Producer: Robin Hill
Cameraperson: Toby Hough
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is a conservation organisation with over one million members. Producers of wildlife films since 1953, the RSPB Film Unit continues to create blue-chip wildlife and conservation programming today for event presentation, broadcast, DVD sales, online distribution and clips sales. Our aim is to showcase the RSPB’s most important conservation work and to capture the spectacle of the natural world with award-winning clarity- achieved by a commitment to the principles of ethical wildlife filmmaking. Credits include: Eagle Odyssey (ten awards incl. Wildscreen & Jackson Hole) Waterlands (nine awards incl. Japan Wildlife Film Festival)
The RSPB Film Unit is open to developing co-productions on the themes of saving nature, stopping species extinction, stopping climate change, and landscape restoration/re- creation. We periodically offer production internships (6-12 months) usually as camera or field assistant.
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Scubazoo are committed to helping the environment through building awareness of the threats to our oceans and marine life. Through dramatic, inspirational, and sometimes disturbing images we hope that people will come to care more about our planet and think about the consequences of their action or inaction.
Scubazoo have provided free office space and support for Marine Conservation society staff in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia since 2008.
We give educational talks to schools, companies, and other organisations
We produce environmental educational films for Governmental organisations, charities and NGO’s such as WWF, SOS Rhino, ARCBC, IOSEA, SaBC and SEARRP
We are responsible divers and never intentionally harm or disturb marine life
A percentage of all sales of our coffee table book reef is donated to marine conservation charities. This book is available in 10 different languages and has sold in excess of 150,000 copies worldwide.
Our library of conservation footage has been used in countless TV broadcast on channels such as CNN, Animal Planet, Discovery and successful theatrical releases such as Sharkwater and The end of the line. We have published articles on conservation issues in magazines all over the world, utilising our large and ever expanding collection of conservation photos.
The protection and conservation of our Oceans will always be a driving force in everything Scubazoo do and wherever possible Scubazoo will aim to tell ‘the whole story’ of the marine world.
Please take a look at a selection of our Marine Conservation Videos here.
Sussex Wildlife Trust is the leading nature conservation organisation working in East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton.
We look after over 4500 acres of downland, woodland, wetland and heath.
Our work also includes environmental education, working with land owners, companies and local communities to conserve Sussex.
Our aim is to conserve the Sussex landscape, wildlife and its habitats, and to use our knowledge and expertise to help the people of Sussex to enjoy, understand and take action.
We aim to achieve this by carrying out work under the following five broad headings:
1. Enhancing the desire in people for a healthy, wildlife rich environment
2. Leading the conservation agenda for Sussex
3. Biodiversity monitoring and recording
4. Promoting achievement of biodiversity targets by others
5. Delivering progress towards biodiversity targets ourselves
125 - 720 King St West,
Ontario M5V 3S5
United Conservationists is a different kind of conservation group. We believe in you, in humanity, and the fact that we are all inherently good deep down inside. In fact, we've already proven it.
See, some of our founders made a little movie called Sharkwater. Soon NGOs started popping up and government policy started changing. All it took was information and a spark, and the world will never be the same.
But the problem is bigger now. Its not just animals and ecosystems that are in danger, now humanity is at stake, and we don‚t have much time.
We're counting on you to change the world, but you won‚t do it alone. We'll be bringing you allies, by packaging crucial information in groundbreaking entertainment to unite everyone as a force for change.
Innovative, immersive storytelling combining short video clips and images with full-spherical panoramas in wildlife conservation hotspots.
The Virtual Ecotourism project uses interactive on-line tours to connect the general public with conservation projects and local communities in ecologically and culturally sensitive areas worldwide. We aim to nurture curiosity about the natural world, promote effective world citizenship, contribute to alternative livelihoods for communities living in areas of high conservation importance, and combat environmental degradation.
School of Wildlife Film-making
run a number of courses, workshops and training expeditions
for aspiring wildlife film-makers and enthusiastic amateurs.
If you are just starting out we suggest you start with the Introduction to Wildlife Film-making weekend in Norfolk, UK.
Imagine if everybody in the UK made just a few small changes in their garden to help our British wildlife.
Think of the giant patchwork of habitats that could be created, all the new homes that could be formed, and all the mouths that could be fed. And you can do as much or as little as you like!
Here at The Wildlife Garden Project, we are transforming an ordinary garden into a haven for wildlife. We will show you exactly how we did it through our film, which we are shooting over the course of the transformation, and our website at www.wildlifegardenproject.com.
Have a browse around: you'll find how to videos, tips for your wildlife garden, sneaky peeks of the film, and a forum where you can connect with other nature lovers.
So, no excuses, get those spades out and enjoy all those creatures that will make your new wildlife garden their new home!
The Wildlife Sound Recording Society was formed
in 1968, and now has over 250 members in Britain and throughout
the world. Its objects are to encourage the recording of wildlife
sounds, and to support projects which aim at furthering the
knowledge of natural history sounds, the techniques of recording
these sounds and other allied subjects. In addition to the
Annual General Meeting and Society's Spring Meeting, workshops
are held twice a year and other local meetings are held throughout
the country from time to time. The Society publishes a journal, Wildlife Sound, twice a year - and a Sound
Magazine in CD format of member's work, four times
a year. The Society welcomes complete beginners as well as
Wildscreen’s goal is to convene the best photographers, filmmakers and creative professionals with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world; that inspire the wider public to experience it, feel part of it and protect it.
Wildscreen Exchange - A unique global hub that empowers conservation organisations by connecting them with world-leading filmmakers and photographers to create ground-breaking communications about our natural world.
Wildscreen Festival - the internationally renowned festival that celebrates and advances the art of natural world storytelling.
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