Photography as a Conservation Tool
In a new video documentary, some of the world’s foremost conservation photographers discuss the critical role photography plays in calling attention to threats faced by the natural world and in affecting global change. In their own words — and through the images of more than 40 photographers — these photojournalists and conservationists, including National Geographic
editor-at-large Michael Nichols and anthropologist Jane Goodall, describe how photographs can give a voice to species and wild lands facing a myriad of threats globally, from industrialization and pollution, to poaching and climate change. “You really can’t have successful conservation without photography shining a light on it,” said Kathy Moran, senior editor of natural history for National Geographic
, one of the partners in the film. The video was produced by photographer Neil Ever Osborne and filmmaker Chad A. Stevens
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The Warriors of Qiugang
, a Yale Environment 360
video that chronicles the story of a Chinese village’s fight against a polluting chemical plant, was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
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In a Yale Environment 360
video, photographer Pete McBride documents how increasing water demands have transformed the Colorado River, the lifeblood of the arid Southwest. Watch the video.