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Dili and the Dugong: Search for the Siren Sea Cow ... Timor-Leste from Below ... Episode 2 Out Now!
From Scubazoo
16th August 2018

Epidode 2

Straight out from the country’s capital, Dili, it’s possible to dive with one of the most charismatic and rarest animals found in the ocean – the dugong. But simply stumbling across a sea cow in a large stretch of ocean is not easy! Bertie heads to dive site Tasitolu to try his luck.


Dili and the Dugong: Search for the Siren Sea Cow | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E02) | SZtv

Stay tuned for more epic scuba diving videos in Timor-Leste from Below on SZtv.

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Environmental Charity Launches National Youth Film Competition with Wildscreen
From EarthWatch
9th August 2018

This summer, environmental charity Earthwatch Europe has teamed up with the Bristol-based Wildscreen Festival to launch a national film competition for UK residents aged 14 to 17.

The Young Earthwatcher Film Competition invites budding environmentalists to make a short film highlighting an environmental issue and presenting a solution or action people can take to help meet this challenge. Through the process of making their film, participants will not only benefit from connecting with nature, getting creative and developing their communication skills, but will also play a valuable role in inspiring their peers.

Steve Gray, Chief Executive of Earthwatch Europe, said: “Young people today will inherit a world shaped by our actions over the next decade. Engaging young citizens in environmental issues is key to a sustainable future for all. We hope the competition encourages young people to explore the natural world around them and inspire each other to find innovative solutions to pressing challenges.”

In addition to goody bags and an official certificate, competition finalists will receive an invitation to the Earthwatch event at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol in October, where their films will be screened and discussed. The overall winner will walk away with a prestigious Panda Award, the ‘Green Oscar’ of the wildlife film-making world.

Guidance:

The film must:

  • introduce an environmental issue
  • present a solution or action that people can take
  • be no more than two minutes long

Further details, rules and registration can be found at www.earthwatch.org.uk/filmcompetition.

Key dates:

Competition deadline: 19 September 2018
Finalists announced: 24 September 2018
Earthwatch event at Wildscreen Festival: 17 October 2018

See the Full Press Release here...

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2018 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards Finalists Announced!

On August the 1st, the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards (JHSMA) announced finalists in 20 categories spanning content, program and craft in the science media field. JHSMA celebrates the world’s most effective science storytellers and stories. This year’s competition saw more than 500 entries competing for 21 special awards. Over 100 international judges screened an aggregated 1,250 hours of media in order to select the finalists. The Jackson Hole Science Media Awards is a project of Jackson Hole WILD.

Award-winners will be announced at a gala celebration on September 27 in Boston as part of the the Science Media Awards and Summit in the Hub (SMASH). This three-day conference, September 25-27, will gather 300+ top scientists and science media stakeholders from around the world to share new work, new approaches and new ideas. Featured speakers include: Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO and Founder of Openwater; Deb Roy, Director of the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) based at the MIT Media Lab; David Pogue, Tech Critic at Yahoo Finance

Passes are now available for the Summit: sciencemediasummit.org/attend.html Follow all the news using #sciencemedia @scienceSMASH

Laws of the Lizard by Day's Edge Productions for Smithsonian Channel is up for one award: Science of Life

Attenborough's Ant Mountain by Ammonite Films is up for three awards: Science of Life, Science Ambassador & Writng.

The Farthest--Voyager in Space by Crossing The Line Productions is up for four awards: Earth & Sky, Science Journalism, Editing & Visualization.

Congratulations to all the finalists: www.sciencemediasummit.org/2018-media-competition.html

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Wild Pages 3 is Out Now!!
By Wildeye Publishing
12th July 2018

Wild Pages
The Wildlife Film-makers' Resource Guide 3
Edited by Jason Peters and Piers Warren

The wait for the third edition of Wild Pages: The Wildlife Film-makers' Resource Guide is finally over... We have just finalised publication and it is now available in print, eBook and Kindle versions! :)

  • Now in its third edition, fully updated with many new entries
  • 274 packed pages Available as paperback, eBook or Kindle edition
  • A complete tool-kit of information for all wildlife film-makers – established and newcomers
  • Listings of wildlife production companies, production services, stock footage and sound libraries, distributors, broadcasters/channels, location managers/fixers, film festivals/competitions, education/training, organisations, equipment sales/hire, publications/resources, freelancers and more, with contact details, weblinks and descriptions.
  • Including answers to those all-important questions such as whether companies take people on work experience or consider co-productions, how to submit proposals etc.
  • Invaluable information at your fingertips to save hours of trawling through the Internet and sending many emails
  • Latest review soundbites: Essential Resource … Its pages lead you to more doors than any other publication of its type … A must have for any wildlife filmmaker … Positively bursting at the spine with information … A fantastic, much-needed wildlife film resource
  • An Essential Piece of Kit!

Please order your copy via an online store of your choice now! Visit: www.wildeye.co.uk/wild-pages Thank you!!

Paperback: you can order it as a paperback from many online bookstores all over the world (RRP £14.95). For example, it is available from The Book Depository with free delivery worlwide. Also Amazon.co.uk & Amazon.com for paperback and Kindle versions.

eBook Order:
‘Wild Pages: The Wildlife Film-makers Resource Guide’ as an eBook is in the form of a PDF file (5Mb) with active email and weblinks for all entries. You can order it by PayPal for immediate download using the button found here.

Please also 'Like' the publication on Facebook: Facebook.com/WildPages and 'Follow' on Twitter: @Wild_Pages :)

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Oxford Scientific Films Turns 50 Years Old
by Jason Peters
8 July 2018

Oxford Scientific Films, founded in 1968, is fifty years old today!

Founded in 1968, Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) is a leading producer of factual film and television programmes.

They have earned an international reputation for producing a broad range of high quality factual television from pure and popular natural history to specialist factual and documentary television.

Founded on 8 July 1968, by noted documentary filmmaker Gerald Thompson, the independent film company broke new ground in the world of documentaries, using new filming techniques and capturing footage of never before filmed activities of its various subjects.

In 1967, cinemicrophotography pioneer, professional film maker, and Oxford University lecturer Gerald Thompson, was approached by the Ealing Corporation of Harvard about expanding its catalogue of short educational films. Universal Education and Visual Arts, a New York City, company also was interested in talking with Thompson about the works he'd produced. Thompson and five of his associates and former students: Peter Parks, who worked with plankton; John Paling, a fish specialist who worked with Parks; recent Oxford graduate Sean Morris; zoologist John Cooke; and Eric Skinner, who assisted Thompson with his films, wanted to form an independent film company. Thompson and Parks travelled to America to meet with the two companies to show their work. At the end of the meeting, they told the head of the company about their desire to open their own company and, impressed with the films he'd seen, he offered to finance them for the first three years and give them the funds to build a place to work.

When they returned to the United Kingdom, Thompson sold them a quarter acre of his garden, at a steeply discounted price, to be the home for the new building. They formed Oxford Scientific Films, taking part of the name from Parks' existing company Oxford Biological Films. Thompson, Parks, Morris, Paling, and Thompson's son David, headed the new company, which began operating on 8 July 1968. Thompson remained at his position at Oxford University while the company building was being completed, while the other four travelled to America to make the film loops for Ealing. Thompson resigned from the university on 2 September 1969, taking on the work at Oxford Scientific Films full-time.

The company focused initially on filming nature at a microscopic level, including insect and aquatic wildlife. Using specialised equipment and camera techniques the developed themselves, the company gained fame for its ability to record never before seen footage of the natural world. Its cinematographers became experts in micro, macro, snorkel, slow-motion and time-lapse photography. As the company grew, it expanded into other innovating filming and post-production techniques, and moved from creating short loops to creating television programmes and series, commercials, and feature films.

Find out more about the founders on www.wildfilmhistory.org

Gerald Thompson: wildfilmhistory.org/person/83/Gerald+Thompson.html

One of the founding members of Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), Gerald first became interested in wildlife film-making whilst working as a lecturer for the Forestry Department at the University of Oxford. After several years of taking stills of his study species, he realised that moving images would be much better at showing other people how these insects behaved. Along with Eric Skinner, his skilled technical assistant, he developed novel techniques in filming insects without over-heating the subjects and overcoming the problems of vibration when using close-up photographic techniques. After the success of their first film - The Alder Woodwasp and its Insect Enemies, Gerald and Eric went on to produce many more educational films.

In 1967 Gerald joined forces with Peter Parks, who had developed similar techniques for filming minute subjects; and together with John Paling, Sean Morris, John Cooke and his son, David, set up Oxford Scientific Films. Since then OSF has become world famous for its wide range of specialist cinematography. Gerald Thompson was awarded an OBE for Services to the Film Industry in 1981 and received the Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement at Wildscreen 1998.

“OSF changed the way wildlife is filmed, introducing and honing a series of new techniques, especially cine-macro-photography. I was lucky to have been involved from the beginning, when most of the animals and plants we filmed had never been filmed before! That in itself was such a thrill, especially as were all biologists, and realised we were opening new windows into the natural world, for both scientists and the viewing public. The driving forces of the fledgling OSF were boundless enthusiasm, excitement, and a determination to “find a way”. For generations of OSFers, and for the millions who have enjoyed the artistry of wildlife camerawork, I raise a glass to Gerald Thompson, who single-handedly started it all.” Sean Morris

There's a great oral history with Gerald Thompson here: wildfilmhistory.org/oh/21/Gerald+Thompson.html

Oxford Scientific Films is now a BAFTA and Emmy-award-winning producer of contemporary factual, natural history, science and history. Known for outstanding and innovative programmes that rate. They have a passion for storytelling and are proud of the company’s heritage as a technological pioneer. Oxford Scientific Films supplies high-end factual programming to broadcasters in the UK and North America. Oxford Scientific Films is part of the Boom Cymru Group, an ITV Studios company.

The company’s most notable programmes include the global hit series Meerkat Manor for Animal Planet; Fatal Attractions also for Animal Planet; Bafta winning Saving Africa’s Witch Children; ratings hits Secret Life of Dogs, Secret Life of Cats and Secret Life of Babies, Animal Odd Couples, Animals in Love; and the award-winning Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature and Wild Weather with Richard Hammond.

From its early origins as an award winning producer of brilliantly crafted natural history films renowned for their extraordinary camerawork OSF has continued to build on its reputation for innovation. Examples of OSF’s creative innovation include highly stylized dramatic reconstruction (Fatal Attractions and Frankenstein and the Vampyre); developing new presenters (including Jim Al-Khalili, Philippa Gregory and Julian Clary); visual beauty (Secret Life of…, How to Win the Grand National, Plant Odysseys and Animal Odd Couples); use of archive (Frankel and Henry Cecil, Messages Homes: Films from the Forgotten Army); and 3D (Meerkats 3D and Pandas: The Journey Home).

OSF have won numerous awards over the years including a Bafta, Emmys, World Medals and Pandas. Recent awards include Saving Africa’s Witch Children (Bafta, Best Current Affairs Programme, Emmy, Best Current Affairs), Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature (Gold Medal, New York Festival, Best Hosted Programme Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival 2013) and Wild Weather with Richard Hammond (Gold Medal, New York Festival 2015) Based in London and Cardiff OSF continues to produce programming for broadcasters in the UK, the USA and around the world. The films we produced for theatrical exploitation in the large format/special venue market are currently on screens delighting audiences globally. OSF's passion for storytelling, technical innovation and playing with the specialist factual genre blending factual with drama, comedy, features etc continues to drive them.

Like/Follow on facebook.com/pages/Oxford-Scientific-Films/114908148572062 & twitter.com/oxfordsf

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Wildscreen 2018 Panda Award Nominees Announced
from Wildscreen
5 July 2018

Wildscreen, the not-for-profit behind the world’s biggest festival of natural history storytelling, today announced the nominees for the 2018 edition of international wildlife film, TV and content industry’s highest honour - the Wildscreen Panda Awards.

The ocean epic, BLUE PLANET II, leads the nominations picking up seven nods for the world-renowned BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, in recognition of its stunning cinematography and never-before-seen animal behaviour. Keo Films’ RISE OF THE WARRIOR APES, which brings a gripping investigative approach to natural history documentary, follows closely with five nominations, topping the craft categories for its technical excellence.

Intimate personal stories and the use of authentic voices, with them being integral to the over-arching narratives of a production, is a standout theme across the 17 categories. The expert testimony and passion of scientists is central to many productions including JANE and ONE STRANGE ROCK.

“Humanity’s relationships and interactions with the natural world is what truly stood out amongst the nominees this year”, said Lucie Muir, Wildscreen CEO. “We’re at a point in our history where we either choose to protect nature or we all suffer the consequences. Storytelling is a powerful tool for positive change and it was so encouraging to see a particularly strong field in the Impact award category in 2018. It was so strong in fact, that we took the decision to double the number of nominees, creating two sub-categories – small and large budget – recognising that big impacts and change is possible on any budget. These stories share hope and optimism for the future of our natural world and our place within it.”

The 2018 line-up also sees the first ever VR contender in the Awards’ 36 year history, with THE PROTECTORS receiving a nomination for the Innovation Award.

Oscar-winning Dame Judi Dench’s, MY PASSION FOR TREES, sees her nominated for the Presenter Award alongside Chris Packham and BBC wildlife cameraman, Vianet Djenguet.

The shortlist features productions from 12 countries, including Qatar for the first time, with each of the 37 nominees standing out amongst nearly 800 entries to Wildscreen’s international jury of more than 40 world-leading producers, broadcasters and craft professionals. But it’s not just the industry that decides the outstanding productions of the past two years. The Children’s Panda Award nominees were chosen by a 30-strong jury of 8-12 years olds from Easton in Bristol and a school in León, Mexico.

The winners will be revealed at the Panda Awards Ceremony which will take place on 19 October at The Passenger Shed, Brunel’s Old Station, in Bristol. The gala is the climax to the Wildscreen Festival, the biggest global gathering of natural world storytellers, which sees over 900 of the world’s leading filmmakers, photographers, broadcasters and content creators convene in Bristol for a week of business, film premieres and an unrivalled programme of 120+ hours of content from more than 150 speakers from across the globe.

Wildscreen Festival Panda Awards


Wildscreen Panda Awards in 2018 Nominations

ORF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AWARD

Blue Planet II - One Ocean
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit, The Open University, BBC Worldwide, Tencent, BBC America, France Televisions and CCTV9
United Kingdom

The Lions Rule - Death in the Glade
A Terra Mater Factual Studios production in co-production with Doclights / NDR Naturfilm and National Geographic Channel in association with ARTE France / Unité Découverte et Connaissance and Shibumi Films
Austria

Rise of the Warrior Apes
Keo Films
United Kingdom

CHILDREN'S AWARD

Earth: One Amazing Day
BBC Earth Films & SMG Pictures
United Kingdom / China

Hedgehog Close
Zest Productions
United Kingdom

The Zoo - Poo Dunnit?
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit for CBBC, DHX
United Kingdom

PANASONIC CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

LARGE BUDGET:

Attenborough’s Ant Mountain
A production of Terra Mater Factual Studios in association with BBC and ABC Australia produced by Ammonite Ltd
Austria
Photography by: Martin Dohrn & Jack Hynes

Blue Planet II - One Ocean
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit, The Open University, BBC Worldwide, Tencent, BBC America, France Televisions and CCTV9
United Kingdom
Photography by: Alfredo Barroso, Chris Bryan, Patrick Dykstra, Tom Fitz, Ted Giffords, Steve Hathaway, Roger Horrocks, Roger Munns, Didier Noirot, David Reichert, Nuno Sá & Gavin Thurston

Wild Ireland: The Edge of the World
Crossing the Line Productions
Ireland
Photography by: Domenico Pontillo & John Murray

DOGHOUSE EDITING AWARD

One Strange Rock - Gasp
Nutopia Ltd for National Geographic
United Kingdom
Editors: Doug Moxon & Brian Hovmand

RED APE: Saving the Orangutan
Offspring Films, for BBC Natural World co-produced with Animal Planet
United Kingdom
Editor: Stefanie Watkins

Rise of the Warrior Apes
Keo Films United Kingdom
Editor: Sam Rogers

ICON FILMS EMERGING TALENT AWARD

Lindsey Parrieti For the film Blood Island
Lindsey Parietti in association with the University of the West of England
United Kingdom

Mahmoud Mansouri For the film In the Realm of the Spider-tailed Viper
Wildlife Pictures Institute
Iran

Karl Davies For the film Landscape of Consumption
Karl Davies
United Kingdom

INNOVATION AWARD

One Strange Rock - Home
Nutopia Ltd for National Geographic
United Kingdom

Our Blue Planet
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide and OceanX Media
United Kingdom

The Protectors
Here Be Dragons with Annapurna Pictures and African Parks for National Geographic
United States

IMPACT AWARD

LARGE BUDGET

Blue Planet II - Our Blue Planet
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit, The Open University, BBC Worldwide, Tencent, BBC America, France Televisions and CCTV9
United Kingdom

Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants
AGB Films & Gripping Films, co-produced with Thirteen Productions LLC and BBC Natural World in association with WNET
United Kingdom

The Last Animals
Atlas Films and Foxtail Entertainment in association with Artemis Rising Foundation, The British Film Company and Diamond Docs
United States

SMALL BUDGET

Al Jazeera Investigations - The Poacher's Pipeline
Al Jazeera Media Network
Qatar

Hedgehog Close
Zest Productions
United Kingdom

Toad People
Wilderness Committee
Canada

MUSIC AWARD

Mountain: Life at the Extreme - Andes
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit for BBC Two and PBS
United Kingdom
Music by: Will Slater

Norway's Magical Fjords
nautilusfilm GmbH - Natural History Germany in collaboration with Doclights GmbH/NDR Naturfilm for NDR, ARTE, ORF, SVT
Germany
Music by: Jörg Magnus Pfeil & Siggi Mueller

One Strange Rock - Gasp
Nutopia Ltd for National Geographic
United Kingdom
Music by: Daniel Pemberton

PEOPLE AND NATURE AWARD

H is for Hawk: A New Chapter
A Mike Birkhead Associates production, co-produced with Thirteen Productions LLC and BBC Natural World in association with WNET
United Kingdom

Jane
National Geographic Studios in association with Public Road Productions for National Geographic
United States

Rodents of Unusual Size
A Tilapia Film and ITVS co-production
United States

POPULAR BROADCAST AWARD

Blue Planet II - One Ocean
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit, The Open University, BBC Worldwide, Tencent, BBC America, France Televisions and CCTV9
United Kingdom

Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family - Asia
Offspring Films for Sky 1
United Kingdom

RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark - Episode 1
A WGBH co-production with So World Media LLC in association with National Geographic Channels
United States

PRESENTER AWARD

Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees
Atlantic Productions
United Kingdom
Presented by: Judi Dench

My Congo
BBC Studios Natural World – a co-production of BBC and Thirteen Productions LLC in association with WNET
United Kingdom
Presented by: Vianet Djenguet

The Real T. rex with Chris Packham
Talesmith and Cineflix Productions in association with France Télévisions for BBC & CBC
United Kingdom / Canada
Presented by: Chris Packham


NHK SCIENCE AWARD

An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation in association with Smithsonian Channel
United States

Naked Molerat - Nature’s Weirdest Superhero
Taglicht Media Film - und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
Germany

Rise of the Warrior Apes
Keo Films
United Kingdom

SCRIPT AWARD

Attenborough and the Giant Elephant
A Humble Bee Films and Infield Fly Inc co-production
United Kingdom / Canada
Script by: Stephen Dunleavy, Sir David Attenborough & Christine Nielson

Wild Ireland: The Edge of the World
Crossing the Line Productions
Ireland
Script by: John Murray

Rise of the Warrior Apes
Keo Films
United Kingdom
Script by: James Reed

SERIES AWARD

Blue Planet II
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit, The Open University, BBC Worldwide, Tencent, BBC America, France Televisions and CCTV9
United Kingdom

The Lions Rule
A Terra Mater Factual Studios production in co-production with Doclights / NDR Naturfilm and National Geographic Channel in association with ARTE France / Unité Découverte et Connaissance and Shibumi Films
Austria

Planet Earth II
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit, BBC America, ZDF and France Télévisions
United Kingdom

NHNZ SHORT AWARD

Blood Island
Lindsey Parietti in association with the University of the West of England
United Kingdom

Churchill
Storm Films Inc
Canada

M6NTHS
Eline Helena Film
United Kingdom

FILMS AT 59 SOUND AWARD

Blue Planet II - Coral Reefs
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit, The Open University, BBC Worldwide, Tencent, BBC America, France Televisions and CCTV9
United Kingdom
Sound by: Graham Wild, Kate Hopkins & Tim Owens

H is for Hawk: A New Chapter
A Mike Birkhead Associates production, co-produced with Thirteen Productions LLC and BBC Natural World in Association with WNET
United Kingdom
Sound by: Graham Wild, David Yepp & Ewan Dryburgh

Rise of the Warrior Apes
Keo Films
United Kingdom
Sound by: Ben Peace, Tim Owens & Kate Hopkins

THEATRICAL AWARD

Jane
National Geographic Studios in association with Public Road Productions for National Geographic
United States

Queen without Land
Produced by Artic Light AS, in association with NRK, Doclights / NDR Naturfilm, ORF, SVT, France 3 and Smithsonian Channel
Norway

The Serengeti Rules
HHMI Tangled Bank Studios & Passion Planet
United Kingdom / United States

Wildscreen Festival Panda Awards

The winners of the 2018 Wildscreen Panda Awards will be presented at the Panda Awards Ceremony on Friday 19 October 2018 at Passenger Shed, Bristol, UK. In addition to the above awards, Wildscreen will also present the Golden Panda Award for overall best production, and the Outstanding Achievement Award which is given to an individual in recognition of their significant contribution to wildlife filmmaking, conservation and the public’s understanding of the environment.

On their nominations ...

Julian Hector, Head of BBC Studios' Natural History said: “Wildscreen is the most prestigious natural history film festival in the world and I’m incredibly proud the judges felt the work of the Natural History Unit merited such accolade to be nominated across so many categories. Recognition like this is not just good for my department it’s good for the city of Bristol; the global capital of wildlife film making where so many natural history production companies are based.”

James Reed, Director, Rise of the Warrior Apes: “It is such amazing news for us. Everybody in the Warrior Apes team put their heart and soul into this production and it's great to be recognised in such a broad range of categories. All the way through people seemed to really connect with this film and I think that's down to something very simple - it's a great story. As a filmmaker that's the best place to start from and it's amazing how easily everything else comes together when you start with a great story. Also, having the scientists tell their own story gives the film real authenticity. Some of the things that have happened with the Ngogo chimpanzees over the last 25 years are pretty unbelievable. Using the scientists own footage, and their voices to tell the story, gives the film the credibility it deserves.”

Congratulations to all Wildlife-film.com member nominations listed in bold above! :)


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Richard Brock on Shark Week!

National Geographic is famous worldwide. Its channel, Nat Geo Wild, reaches millions, and no doubt has some influence when it comes to conserving the natural world, especially the oceans and what lives there. Take sharks for example, ancient survivors, crucial to the marine ecosystem.

How is it then, that Nat Geo Wild, from the apparently conservation-conscious National Geographic broadcast all the following (see TV Guide) recently:

"Human Shark Bait"; "When Sharks Attack - World's Deadliest Beach"; "..feeding frenzy..pack of sharks..."; "When Sharks Attack"; "City Shark Attacks"; "Tiger Shark Terror"; "The World's Most Dangerous Shark"; "Shark Kill Zone"; "Big Sharks Rule".

"Shark Week", "Sharkfest" - call it what you will - it does almost nothing at all to help sharks - simply perpetuating their reputation since the movie "Jaws" and its sequels. Isn't it time National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild did what they claim to do?

For the TRUTH about the shark that turned up recently in Majorca go to "Wildlife Winners and Losers" (www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcAjefxN6rM) to see how stupid the media can be.


Majorca's Shark - The TRUTH

When a shark turned up amongst tourists in Majorca last summer, the tabloid press went wild - front pages on The Daily Mirror and The Sun. Was it to be another 1970's "Jaws" drama all over again? The truth surfaced with this report from the local shark expert. It is said more people are killed by toasters, or even chairs!

To inspire others to protect our world and wildlife. Check out the Brock Initiative's YouTube channel to see his work: youtube.com/user/brockinitiative/featured Like on facebook.com/winnerslosersfilms & follow on twitter.com/Winners_Losers_ Visit: brockinitiative.org/use-these-films-to-help-save-the-planet

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The People's Walk for Wildlife with Chris Packham

Save the date: 22nd September 2018. Join Chris Packham in central London for The People's Walk for Wildlfie. It's up to us to protect our wildlife and ensure we have a world where all life can flourish. More details to follow soon with exact location of where we will assemble. #peopleswalkforwildlife


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Spread the Word - The People's Walk for Wildlife

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Twitter: @ChrisGPackham Facebook: @ChrisGPackham

Tell as many people as you can about the People's Walk for Wildlife on 22nd September in central London: Click here for posters and social media graphics

Visit here for more details: chrispackham.co.uk/news/the-peoples-walk-for-wildlife

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Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford Johnson - Oct 11th

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman and presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson for an evening of hair raising stories including filming and presenting the 'Secret Life of the Shannon', 'Wild Ireland' and 'Living the Wildlife' which has lead to adventures in every corner of Ireland.

Hear about Colin's most special wildlife encounters close to home and learn how to witness them for yourself in what promises to be a spell binding evening. Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers.

Throughout his legendary career, Colin has won countless awards from wildlife festivals and events around the world. He's lived first hand with tigers for many years in India, filmed some of the most renowned natural history sequences in his homeland of Ireland and now for the first time will be sharing his hair-raising stories with UK theatre audiences this autumn.

Illustrated with his own stunning film footage and photography, the talk promises unique natural history stories and special wildlife encounters in what promises to be a spell binding evening.

7:30-9:30pm 11th October, 2018
London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB
Book here: londonirishcentre.org/Event/livingawildlife

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4Ocean joins our clean-ups!
By Karla Munguia Colmenero
2 August 2018

“Are you from the government? What association are you from? Do you get paid for this?” are some of the many questions that Kay and I hear while cleaning the mangroves and beaches in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Some people even talk to me in English thinking I’m a tourist cleaning the beach, so I reply, in Spanish, “no, we’re not from the government, we’re not from any association, we’re citizens from Playa volunteering to clean our beaches”.

I would like to tell you a bit more about Kay and I. Kay wakes up every morning between 03:30 and 04:00 in the morning to arrange the tours that he offers in Kay Tours Mexico all over the Riviera Maya. He’s a proud father of 2 boys and husband of a lovely lady.

I don’t wake up as early as Kay, (only 2 hours later) and I work as Communication Manager at a US charity in Playa del Carmen called Keeping Kids in School, a charity that donates school supplies and gives scholarships to kids and teenagers in public schools.

So, Kay and I have full time jobs and for the past 6 months, both of us have been paying for the gloves and bags that we need for our clean-ups.

I wanted to tell you more about us so you can feel my excitement as I write these words.

Done!

Two months ago, when we were negotiating with the Mexican clothing brand SQUALO the sponsorship of our uniforms, the CEO of the brand contacted me with someone in the USA. When I saw the recipient of this email, I felt like my heart stopped for a second. The person was a representative of an Association that I’ve been following for months. Their feed appears on my Facebook and Instagram accounts every day. “I want to be like them”, “I want uniforms like these ones”, “I want our volunteers to have proper equipment so people stop asking if we´re from the government”, I thought to myself every single day.

Two surfers clean our Planet

Alex and Andrew, surfers from the USA, faced plastic problem while traveling in Bali, Indonesia. Devastated by the ammount of trash, they decided to speak to local fishermen and join efforts to clean both beaches and ocean. And there’s more. Andrew and Alex came up with the idea of making bracelets with recycled plastic in order to fund more clean-ups and replicate this model all over the World.

This is how 4Ocean was born. This association has turned into a global movement in which volunteers from around the Planet participate in beach and ocean clean-ups.

4Ocean has become a movement where communities work together in full time jobs as ship Captains, Logistics and Recycling. Today, 4Ocean has 150 employees around the World.

This is a clear example of how two friends who love the ocean take this love beyond contemplation and do something about the plastic and trash issue.

My dream came true

I’m aware that I’m not the ordinary woman. I’m 41, never been married, never wanted children and always knew I wanted to dedicate my life to the Planet, to my community, wherever I go. My dreams don’t include a house or a car of the year (I ride my bicycle and I love it). My dreams are things I can’t touch, but things I can see, and this is one of them.

That email that I received from someone in the USA, was a representative from 4Ocean inviting me to take part of this movement. I remember staring at the screen thinking I was having a dream, but no, I was well awake.

So, dear reader, I’m pleased to announce that we have 4Ocean t-shirts, bags, gloves and a scale for our clean-ups!

RECICLEMOS

As part of 4Ocean, is our responsibility to make sure that all the trash we collect during our beach and magrove clean-ups is properly disposed. This means separated and recycled.

To have a local recycling company was a requirement in order to take part of this community of volunteers for 4Ocean.

So, I found RECICLEMOS, a local recycling center in Playa del Carmen that separates and recycles glass, plastic, paper, cans and styrofoam.

Kay and I had a meeting with them to propose working together so, after our mangrove and beach clean up of July 21st, RECICLEMOS arrived with a truck to take, separate and recycle the trash collected.

I personally cleaned and crushed the 94 PET bottles we collected and sent them to 4Ocean to turn them into bracelets.

Because I respect you and I admire you

Weeks ago I was dating a man that during our last date (decided to never, ever see him again, will explain why shortly), said: “that thing you do, cleaning the beaches, well ‘chiquita’, is something that I respect, but I don’t admire”. I sat there in silence. I felt so sorry for him. He then said: “I don’t know, maybe, maybe I will come join you one day, but only one day, no more”. “Please, don’t. I’m not asking you to, and I don’t want you to”, I replied. I then blocked him and deleted him from my life. But, he left me thinking something I do thank him for:

I don’t clean the beaches and mangroves to have respect or admiration. I take part in this clean-ups because I respect and admire our Planet. To grab floating used diapers from the mangroves brings me relief. To know that reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects, crustaceans and small mammals won’t be affected with trash that humans dispose in their home, brings me great relief.

So, wherever I go, either a beach or the bottom of any ocean, I will never, ever stop cleaning. I will never stop this mission of mine so that you, your children and future generations enjoy our Mother Earth as much as I’ve enjoyed her.

See you next beach and mangrove clean-up!

05 of August, 08:00 A.M., Punta Esmeralda, Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Visit: www.4ocean.com

¡Sorpresa!

Llegó el momento de compartir con ustedes algo que llevamos preparando desde hace 2 meses. ¡Unimos fuerzas con 4Ocean!

Posted by Karla Munguia Colmenero on Thursday, 26 July 2018

"It's time to share with you something we've been preparing for 2 months. We join forces with 4Ocean!"
Karla and Kay excitedly opening the kit box from 4Ocean in Spanish ... A great watch, even if you don't speak it!

Visit Karla's Website: www.karlamunguia.com

Follow her on Social Media: twitter.com/Karmuncol, facebook.com/Karmuncol & instagram.com/karmuncol

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Wildlife Medics - Baby Turtle Rescue - Kenya from Shazaad Kasmani

A team of turtle rescue volunteers in Kenya protect the large endangered female turtles from poachers and other dangers when they come up to lay their eggs on the beach at night. The wild life medics also examine the female turtles to make sure they are in good health. After the female lays and returns to the ocean, they transfer the eggs to a hatchery to keep them safe from poachers and predators. After about two months when the baby turtles have hatched, they safely release the healthy little ones into the wild. Let's thank them for dedicating their lives to protecting our endangered marine life.


Wildlife Medics - Baby Turtle Rescue - Kenya

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Brock Initiative

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The End of Meat? Watch the Trailer!

The End of Meat is a groundbreaking documentary film envisioning a future where meat consumption belongs to the past.


The End of Meat - Trailer

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British Wildlife Photography Awards

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New wildlife showreel from Will Nicholls

Bristol-based Will says "After months of shooting, editing, and reshooting... my wildlife show reel is finally here! There are heron chicks, graveyard foxes, snowy red squirrels (of course), and plenty more.

This is a highlights reel showing what I can do in the world of video, in the hope of breaking into the film industry as a wildlife cameraman.

I now specialise in rainforest environments, although I am of course happy to be thrown into any natural history shoot.

I hope that you can take a moment to check it out - it's just a couple of minutes long. All comments and shares are greatly appreciated!"


Will Nicholls Wildlife Cameraman - Show Reel

Website: www.willnicholls.co.uk Email: will.nicholls@rocketmail.com

Wildlife Winners and Losers - Brock Initiative

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Sir David Attenborough's plastic message - BBC

Six months on from the finale of Blue Planet II, Sir David Attenborough says thank you for the amazing response to the series.


Sir David Attenborough's plastic message - BBC

Plastics Watch is bringing together the best content from around the BBC to help you discover everything you want to know about plastics, but didn’t know who to ask. And they want to hear from you. Visit: www.bbc.co.uk/plasticswatch

Conservation Film-making - How to make films that make a difference


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Join Wildeye's Intro to Wildlife Film-making Course!

Wildeye's Introduction to Wildlife Film-making is their longest running course. Next month's course is full, but you can still grab a place on these dates: 30 Nov–2 Dec 2018.

One of of our most popular wildlife film-making courses, the introductory weekend offers you your first insight into the world of wildlife film-making. From pre-production to delivery, we’ll guide you through the many stages of the process from your first idea, research, scripting, travel, filming, editing, delivering as well as importantly selling and distributing your completed film. This course is broken down into bite-sized modules presented over two days including time spent filming at Pensthorpe, former home of BBC Springwatch. The wildlife film-making weekend is suitable for anyone including beginners, hobbyists, keen enthusiasts, those looking to undertake wildlife film-making degrees or apprenticeships all the way through to camera operators looking to diversify into wildlife film-making. As well as educating, inspiring and providing practical hands on experience its a great addition to any CV. More here: wildeye.co.uk/introduction-to-wildlife-film-making

Check out the homepage for up-to-date availability: www.wildeye.co.uk

Wildlife Film-making: Looking to the Future

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Welcome to our Newest Full Members!

Esprit Film and Television Ltd - Providing advanced, state of the art Location Filming equipment and Filming services to create must watch content for the worlds best Film makers and Broadcasters, orchestrated by Dave Blackhan. www.espritfilm.co.uk

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Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival - Taking place in Canada's capital city Ottawa on Oct 14, 2018, the Ottawa International vegan Film Festival showcases short and full-length films with a vegan subject matter from filmmakers around the world. Mission: Be the leading film festival for vegan films that inspire people to choose a healthier, environmentally friendly and more compassionate lifestyle through the consumption of plants and animal-free alternatives.

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Wild Visions, Inc. - a full service, award winning, video production company specializing in HD productions, located in Phoenix, Arizona and run by Michael Pellegatti.www.wildvisions.net


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