1. Shompole Group Ranch Kenya


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    Short documentary in French about community involvement in wildlife protection in Southern Kenya. This film was first shown on the TV France 2 / ADN program and filmed with the assistance of Michel Laplace Toulouse of African Latitude and the Mwitu na Watu Trust. At African Latitude we believe strongly in the role of local communities assisting in the protection of wildlife. We encourage our guests to visit areas where part of their safari payment goes towards conservation projects involving these communities. Here in Shompole Group Ranch we went further and helped the community to set up build an eco tourism business and to run their wildlife conservancy. www.africanlatitude.com

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    • In the Americas with David Yetman S1:E4, The Working Coast of British Columbia


      from The Southwest Center-Dan Duncan, / Added

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      The Georgia Straits of coastal British Columbia, Canada are dotted with hundreds of islands. This is lumber and fishing county nearly free of roads. One cargo ship delivers heavy equipment and supplies to remote camps, and takes on passengers to view the wild beauty of the straits and inlets, with towering peaks and glaciers overlooking the sea.

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      • Searching for Sustainability: Costa Rica and the Hoopa Valley


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        I shot this video with a hand-held camera while assisting with a tropical forest research project in Costa Rica and later while participating in a sustainable forestry workshop on the Hoopa Indian Reservation in Northern California back in 1992. It was a serendipitous that the two experiences were back to back and dealt directly with efforts at creating sustainable forestry systems. The video also describes the research project led by noted ecologist Dr. Daniel Botkin, as he and his team carried out an on-the-ground tropical forest biomass assessment, part of a world-wide effort to establish the carbon storage capacity of world forests led by Dr. Botkin. I served as the project's liaison and translator and videographer in Costa Rica. Returning to California, I went directly to the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in Humboldt County California to participate in a sustainable forestry workshop with my colleagues from UC Cooperative Extension held with Hoopa tribal resource managers. I was able to continue my documentation of sustainable forestry practices there. I wrote the script for the video with the help of Joanna Schulman of EcoVision, who also assisted me with editing and post production.

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        • Beneath Land and Water: A Project for Elkhorn City Kentucky


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          This five-year Appalachian project with Susan Steinman and Yutaka Kobayashi supported the Elkhorn City Heritage Council in transforming their small Appalachian town into a tourist destination. Ravaged by mining and extraction industries, local residents believed that art with a historic and ecological consciousness would benefit their activism. The artists came up with the concept of an urban trail, The Blue Line Trail, to connect disparate parts of the with inexpensive materials – kitchen tiles and paint. Pocket parks and quilt murals are featured in this project which left a legacy of friendships and a new tourist brochure.

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          • Touring Maranhenses


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            An edit of my trip to the PARQUE NACIONAL DOS LENCOIS MARANHENSES with my sister Rebecca. Shot it with my SONY HD camcorder. We spent three days in Northeastern Brazil in March, 2011. One of our tour guides told us we were the first Americans to visit the park in his ten years of giving tours. It's absolutely critical that we visit these places as responsible eco-tourists or they will be exploited for other commercial gains in the future. This vast area is in Northeastern Brazil where the winds create sand dunes and lagoons that fill with rainwater during the rainy season. The park is only accessible by specially certified tour guides who operate specially outfitted four wheel drive vehicles capable of navigating the shifting sands and rutted roads. The lagoons are perfect swimming holes. Because of the strong winds coming from the Atlantic Ocean, there are surprisingly no mosquitos.

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            • No title yet (The Film Trailer)


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              This is the trailer of a film my partner and I have been producing independently addressing the needs of karst area conservation for a more sustainable local economic growth without destroying the area. The film was shot in Boua Ra Pha, Lao PDR and Bandung, Indonesia. The film is still in progress. Co-directed/produced by Retno Gita Erliana & Godi Utama Camera by Godi Utama Sound Recorded by Retno Gita Erliana Music Scored by Yudhistira Ardi Nugraha Achmad Film contributors in this trailer: -Jaya Siregar -Fikri Rausyan -Keomeexay Hanthavong -Fariz Akbar -Ronald Agusta -Anto Rui

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              • "The Ecotourism Project," by Stan LeQuire and Melissa Yates


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                Stan LeQuire and Melissa Yates discuss the Ecotourism Project with the delegates to the 2011 ACCORD Summit which met in Baltimore, US. The Ecotourism Project investigates ecotourism as a model for economic development.

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                • Robyn Francis / Djanbung Gardens / Permaculture College


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                  In 15 years, what was a degraded 5-acre cow pasture has been transformed into a cornucopia of biodiversity and abundance. At Djanbung Gardens you can experience a wide range of working systems demonstrating approaches to sustainable living and design through our guided and self-guide tours and training programs including short courses, part and full-time accredited training, and residential internships.

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                  • How do you want to travel?


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                    How do you want to travel? TBB students Tom Crandall, Sarah Edwards, Arden Haselmann and Claire Mai explore the relationship between tourism and the environment in the Andean community of Atahualpa, Ecuador.

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                    • Eagle Encounters


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                      Eagle-Encounters is a bird of prey rehabilitation, education & eco-tourism centre and are a non-profit organisation. Shot with a Canon D550

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