Living with Predators : Filmmaker Rob Sullivan takes on Conservation for 'The Hunt'

Rob Sullivan is a modest chap. He single handedly produced, directed and filmed  the final show of the BBC's  series 'The Hunt' and his efforts have not gone un-noticed.

 

 

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Wildlife programmes have failed to impact conservation says Martin Hughes-Games

Wildlife programmes have totally failed to have an impact on conservation, Martin Hughes-Games, presenter of the BBC’s Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch series, told The Guardian 

 

 

They have instead created “a form of entertainment, a utopian world that bears no resemblance to the reality”.

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BBC NHU's 'Election Day' Sharks!

It's May the 7th, and as the ‘political sharks’ circle British shores, BBC One will be putting the real thing on our screens at 9pm tonight, just before the election results. It’s ironic in a way, as there is a strong conservation message in this series – something sorely lacking in the political agenda!  

 

 "It’s forty years since Jaws came out – and we thought it was time for sharks to be rebranded!“ explains  NHU Series Producer Steve Greenwood, “this series

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ANUTA IN CRISIS by Huw Cordey

Last week we heard of the devastating impact of Cyclone Pam on the remote islands of the South Pacific.  

This is one of the most isolated parts of the world and news from the region is sketchy, but a recent aerial assessment conducted by the Royal Australian Air Force has revealed that Anuta island in Temotu province has been the hardest hit by cyclone Pam.

 

Huw Cordey was series producer of the BBC Series 'South Pacific' in 2009 and after a 3 week shoot to Anuta filed this report f

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Galapagos: Paradise’s Paradox. by Richard Wollocombe

On the 28th of January this year the cargo ship Floreana became the latest casualty as it ripped into a reef in the aptly named Wreck Bay off San Cristobal Island.  It was carrying 400 tons of cargo and 13,000 gallons of fuel to supply the local resident population and tourist trade. The accident prompted the Ecuadorian government to declare a state of emergency until the ship is cleared of risk, dragged off the reef and sunk in deep water.

Richard Wollocombe Cameraman and long-term resident of the Galapagos Islands gives his personal perspective on the impact of disasters

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Animal CGI Boon or Curse for Wildlife Films? interview with Keith Scholey

Are we tiptoeing down a route, where in the future we won't exist. Is CGI undermining the value of pure natural history?"  

At Wildscreen last October, Keith Scholey, Company Director of Silverback Films raised this question to a packed auditorium of dramatized natural history directors and producers.

 

The way we portray the natural world is the keystone of the wildlife film business.

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