Public Trust: The Fight for America’s Public Lands

Despite support from voters across the political spectrum, our public lands face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. Part love letter, part political exposé, Public Trust investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.

Year: 2020
Producer: Patagonia (David Garrett Byars, Jeremy Hunter Rubingh, Yvon Chouinard & Robert Redford)
Duration: 1 Hour 37 Minutes

Edge of Existence Extended Trailer

An issue impacting the livelihoods of local communities and resident wildlife and one of the biggest challenges faced here is human-wildlife conflict. The Grumeti Fund is working to develop and implement multiple solutions to this problem. To expose this critical issue, Black Bean Productions has embarked on a journey to document the challenges and potential solutions to human-wildlife conflict in the western Serengeti.

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Year: 2020
Producer: Black Bean Productions, in partnership with Banovich Studios & Grumeti Fund.
Duration: 8 mins

Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management

The animation conveys that we can confront existing challenges affecting wildlife if we bring together complementary competences and align our efforts globally, whenever possible or necessary. The film emphasizes that appropriate and sustainable wildlife management can significantly contribute addressing key global issues, such as achieving food security, improving livelihoods, combating unsustainable and illegal wildlife trade, and conserving biodiversity. The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management with its 14 international organization-members has a substantive mandate to promote the sustainable use and conservation of wildlife resources.

Year: 2018
Producer: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Duration: 4 mins

Let Africans Decide

A group of more than fifty community leaders, representing millions of people across southern Africa, have urged UK-based celebrities to stop using their influence to undermine the human rights of impoverished people and jeopardise wildlife conservation in the region.

Year: 2020
Producer: Resource Africa
Duration: 8 mins

Himalayan Lynx Filmed Hunting Markhor in Pakistan for First Time

While filming a group of markhor grazing on the steep, rocky cliffs of Pakistan’s Chitral Valley, in the Tooshi-Shasha Wildlife Conservancy, the WWF-Pakistan field production team and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife Dept. spotted a lynx crouching behind a rock, about to begin a stalk. What followed was a dramatic scene few have ever witnessed—a lynx killing a yearling markhor. 

Year: 2020
Producer: WWF-Pakistan/Nyal Mueenuddin
Duration: 61/2 mins

Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa 2015: Garth Owen-Smith

The Garth Owen-Smith was awarded the 2015 Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the restoration and conservation of wildlife in Namibia. This film is about the work of Garth and Margaret as the architects of community conservation and their combined efforts to position Namibia’s approach to conservation as a model to be revered and emulated across Africa.

Year: 2015
Producer: Tusk Trust
Duration: 4 mins

Peter Beard – A Wild Life

An intimate profile of the photographer and artist, whose career has documented Africa’s epic landscapes and indigenous species for nearly six decades. “It does the heart good to see what nature has made available to us,” Peter Beard says, “Nature is the best thing we’ve got.” In his delicate, ornate work, his passion for the natural world is evident, and his commitment to the protection of the environment unwavering.

Year: 2013
Producer: Derek Peck/Nowness
Duration: 5 mins

Garth Owen Smith

Garth Owen-Smith was a quiet rebel … he talks about a conservation model that empowered rural communities of Namibia to benefit from the natural world surrounding them, and his book “Arid Eden” (with subtitles)

Year: 2012
Producer: SABC-50/50
Duration: 81/2 mins

Garth Owen-Smith and Margaret Jacobsohn: 1993 Goldman Prize winners, Namibia

The Goldman Environmental Prize 1993 was awarded to Margaret Jacobsohn and Garth Owen Smith who demonstrated exceptional courage and commitment, often working at great risk to protect our environment. This film gives an overview on their early years in the remote reaches of Namibia

Year: 1993
Producer: Goldman Environmental Foundation
Duration: 4 mins