Video Archive

Africa begs Europe: let us hunt wildlife2018There are wildlife winners in Africa and wildlife losers. The wildlife winners are the countries that promote hunting. The wildlife losers, where animals are being slaughtered to extinction, are the countries where hunting is banned. Charlie Jacoby talks to some of the big noises behind big game hunting in Africa, as they appeal to MEPs in the European Parliament to leave them alone.Fieldsports Britain
Angola Game Translocation – Wildlife Vets Namibia2019Wildlife Vets Namibia translocated zebra, waterbuck, lechwe, sable, impala and giraffe from Namibian game farms to a lush and green game park in Angola in a journey that went over almost 2,000 kms. Wildlife Vets Namibia
Artenschutz mit dem Gewehr – Chancen und Risiken der Trophäenjagd (in German)2019The hate-commentators in the net agree: Hunting is reprehensible, immoral and absolutely unnecessary. But is it really that easy? There are hunting projects that guarantee endangered species' survival, like in Sango in southeastern Zimbabwe. There, habitat and wildlife protection is funded to 60 percent by hunting income. Now, Sango needed to cull or translocate elephants. Rifa, on the Zambezi River, had vacant land for the elephant resettlement. planet e. accompanies the operation and investigates the conservation benefits of hunting.Sandra Theiß (ZDF)
Asaph – A Guyanese hunter and wildlife conservationist2019For Asaph, a traditional hunter and wildlife conservationist from Rupununi/Guyana, wildlife is an integral part of his culture and diet . The Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Program is working closely with Asaph and other stakeholders to improve the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Be like Teddy2017You can make a difference for wildlife conservation and how hunters are viewed by the non-hunting public. This short video shows you how to BE LIKE TEDDY!Nimrod Society
Benefits to Elephant Conservation from Safari Hunting2019Most African countries with sizeable elephant populations rely on hunting as part of their wildlife conservation strategies. Zig Mackintosh
Cameras in West Africa Show Human Impact2019University of Michigan wildlife ecologist Nyeema Harris and her team conducted a multi-year camera survey of West African wildlife in the W-Arly-Pendjari, or WAP complex. Deploying over a hundred motion triggered cameras, she discovered that poaching wasn't the biggest human impact on wildlife, as she had assumed.U-M Applied Wildlife Ecology Lab
CAMPFIRE: Zimbabwe2018CAMPFIRE, the Communal Araeas Management Program for Indigenous Resources is explained by Charles Jonga, Brian Child, Rowan Martin, as well as several community members. They say that communities must have the authority over natural resources. Zig Mackintosh
Countering The Argument – Humans do not Need to Hunt2019In today’s world, there is a growing disconnect for many in understanding the origins of the food we eat and the important role hunting plays in our own food security. This video unpacks the anti-use argument.Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Custodians of Wilderness: Ethiopia2017The future of the Afro-montane forests of Ethiopia is inextricably connected to the mountain nyala. This documentary takes an in-depth look at the linkages between safari hunting and landscape conservation.Tim Martin
Custodians of Wilderness: Sidinda Conservancy2019The Tonga people who live in the Hwange-Sanyati Biodiversity Corridor along the Zambezi and Lake Kariba view safari hunting the best option to enhance livelihoods on their ancenstral lands. The Sidinda wildlife rehabilitation project is a joint initiative of the Tonga community and hunting operators Zig Mackintosh
Custodians of Wilderness: Tanzania2016Ca. 100,000 square miles of the Tanzanian wildlife estate lies outside formally protected areas. About 50 safari operators act as custodians of this vast wilderness. In this documentary they provide insight into their conservation work.Zig Mackintosh
Custodians of Wilderness: The Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe2017The Dande Communal Area and the Dande Safari Area are located in the Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe. This vital corridor between the Chewore Safari Area in the west and Mozambique in the east would cease to exist without safari hunting. This documentary is the story of a sanctuary on the edge.Zig Mackintosh
Custodians of Wilderness: Zambezi Delta2018Mozambique’s Coutada 11 is a mixed landscape of swamp, flood plains, savanna, miombo woodlands and sand forests. In the early 1990s Zambeze Delta Safaris set out to rehabilitate this former paradise. The dramatic increase in wildlife populations in Coutada 11 shows that funds generated by hunting benefit biodiversity and local communities.Tim Martin
DRC Translocation 2019 – Wildlife Vets Namibia2019Wildlife Vets Namibia translocated over 1200 animals from game farms in Namibia to the Parc de la Valée de la N'Sele game reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 2019 operation included the capture of 205 animals, including waterbuck, blue wildebeest, eland, nyala and giraffe. Wildlife Vets Namibia
Effects of the Hunting Ban in Botswana2018Prof Mbaiwa discusses the effects of the 2014 Botswana hunting ban. Safari hunting created 15 % of tourism revenues from only 1% of tourist arrivals; only 24.8% of the total safari hunting revenue was externalized - in photographic tourism 73% left the country. The hunting ban jeopardized livelihoods and community projects; rural people and and conservation lost out, and human-wildlife conflict and poaching increased.Debbie Peake
Elephant Enhancement: Zimbabwe2018The massive growth of elephant populations over the past 100 years from ca. 4,000 to over 83,000 led to massive habitat change and a loss of plant and animal species. This documentary shows the consequences of single resource decisions. Zig Mackintosh
Elephant translocation – Wildlife Vets Namibia2019In a joint operation between Wildlife Vets Namibia, Parc de la Valée de la N'Sele (DRC) and Mount Etjo Safaris (Namibia), a family of elephants has been translocated from Mount Etjo to the Parc de la Valée de la N’Sele in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Wildlife Vets Namibia
Eye of the Pangolin. The search for an animal on the edge2019This is the story of two men on a mission to share the wonder of all four species of African pangolin on camera for the first time ever. Follow their extraordinary journey to remote locations in Africa, from arid savannah to exotic jungles. Directed and narrated by Bruce Young, the film shows that the illegal wildlife trade to the east will ensure that pangolins disappear from the planet within the next 10-20 years, if we don't do something now.Pangolin Africa NPC
Fate of the African Lion: Bubye Valley Conservancy2016The Bubye Valley Conservancy, one of the most ambitious private-sector wildlife conservation initiatives for has a comprehensive management plan, which includes many research projects. It also provides a land-use model, with safari hunting one of its central pillars.Zig Mackintosh
Fate of the African Lion: Kenya2016Kenya—home to a diverse range of wildlife and famous for wildlife reserves such as the East and West Tsavo National Park and the Maasai Mara—faces critical conservation issues outside formally protected areas. Three experts explain why Kenya is an excellent example of “protectionism in action”.Zig Mackintosh
Fate of the African Lion: Niassa Reserve, Mozambique2016The 16,200 square mile Niassa Reserve in northern Mozambique is connected to the 18,000 square mile Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania by the 3,000 square mile Selous/Niassa Wildlife Corridor. The management plan of the Mozambique government protects this wilderness and safeguards the development needs of rural people in the area.Zig Mackintosh
Fate of the African Lion: Royal Kafue, Zambia201430% of Zambia's is varied wildlife estate is protected as national park or game management area. This film examines the importance of safari hunting for habitat and wildlife conservation in Zambia.Zig Mackintosh
Fate of the African Lion: Tanzania2016Safari hunting forms an integral part of the Tanzanian government’s wildlife conservation policy. This film looks at some of the problems that safari operators face in Tanzania.Zig Mackintosh
Garth Owen Smith2012Garth 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)SABC-50/50
Garth Owen-Smith and Margaret Jacobsohn: 1993 Goldman Prize winners, Namibia1993The 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 NamibiaGoldman Environmental Foundation
Himalayan Lynx Filmed Hunting Markhor in Pakistan for First Time2020While 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. WWF-Pakistan/Nyal Mueenuddin
Hunting for Wildlife Recovery2019By making the conservation of wildlife habitat economically viable, generating revenue to fund anti-poaching efforts, and establishing critical income for local communities, hunting has proven to be an essential tool for wildlife conservation. These benefits help turn imperiled African wildlife from liabilities into assets as showcased the Mozambique's Coutada 11.Property and Environment Research Center
Ian Player on Trade2019The late Dr Ian Player gives his opinion on rhino horn tradeDavid Cook
Local Communities Conserve Their Environment, Support Their Economy2019This animation video explores how local communities take action to conserve the natural environment they depend on. Focusing on the experiences of two communities, the Eastport Peninsula in Canada and Koh Pitak in Thailand, it highlights efforts to restore ecosystems, safeguard important natural areas, and diversify economies – making the environment and community livelihoods more sustainable for current and future generations. White Raven Consulting for the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN).
Migration Corridors: Connecting Wildlife and People of New Mexico2020Big game must be able to move freely across the landscape at key times of the year to access nutritious food. New Mexico is in the early stages of mapping big game migration corridors between critical seasonal habitats with the most up-to-date GPS technology. In this film, scientists, sportsmen and women explain how migration route research will help guide policymakers as they make decisions about how to manage wildlife and human development.Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Nakatuenita: Respect A documentary film about the Innu Nation of Labrador2019The Innu Nation call the vast Nitassinan territory home. After resettlement in the middle of the 20th Century, the communities fell apart and into despair. Now the Innu are taking back control of their land, natural resources, government, schools, and social services. The Innu Nation & Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN)
Opportunity for All — The Story of the North American Model for Wildlife Conservation2015Using stunning wildlife footage and vintage photos, Opportunity for All drives home how leaders like Teddy Roosevelt and regular citizens fought side by side to pass on the natural riches of North America. Discover how millions of outdoors people are keeping wild animals plentiful and join Shane Mahoney as he brings to life the revolutionary rescue of wildlife on this continent. Conservation Visions
Peter Beard – A Wild Life2013An 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. Derek Peck/Nowness
Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa 2015: Garth Owen-Smith2015The 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. Tusk Trust
Prof. Brian Child Interview Part 12016Wildlife needs to have value - this will promote more land for wildlifeZig Mackintosh
Prof. Brian Child Interview Part 22016The fate of wildlife in southern Africa is influenced by the way it is used economically.Zig Mackintosh
Prof. Brian Child Interview Part 32016Wildlife numbers increase when individual animals are used in safari hunting. Zig Mackintosh
Prof. Brian Child Interview Part 42016International governance needs to recognize that wildlife numbers increase when ownership and use rights are in place. Zig Mackintosh
Prof. Brian Child Interview Part 52016Banning trade in rhino horn is not working. Zig Mackintosh
QDMA’s Field to Fork Programm2019QDMA’s Field to Fork is a food-focused hunter recruitment program for adults from non-hunting backgrounds. See what it means to participate in a season-long mentored hunting program that teaches how to hunt and acquire a wild, healthy, local, sustainable source of food on yourr own.Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA)
Sabie Game Park Mozambique2018Sabie Game Park in the Greater Lebombo Conservancy was, less than 2 decades ago, deprived of wildlife. Now it is a thriving safari hunting concession. Landowners engage with neighboring communities and organize anti-poaching. Learn more about their unique solutions.Tim Martin
Simply Conservation Part 12019Prof. Brian Child on Conservation in Zambia - Can National Parks become economic engines?Zig Mackintosh
Simply Conservation Part 22019Prof. Brian Child on Conservation in South Africa: Can ecotourism sustain the upkeep of wilderness areas?Zig Mackintosh
Sustainable wildlife management in the Rupununi, Guyana2019In the Rupununi of Guayana, sustainable wildlife management programs are implemented by the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission in coordination with CIFOR. The project is co-funded by the European Union and the French Facility for Global Environment.Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Tajikistan: conservation hunting, local communities and wild harvest2018Accompany an all-girl group of hunter-conservationists to the Pamirs in Tajikistan. Tribal elders, traditional hunters and young female rangers guide the American girls on a true Fair Chase hunt in rugged mountain landscapes. Wildlife-based livelihoods for local communities is key to survive in the harsh and remote environment and main motivation to protect habitat and wildlife.Khalil Karimov and Sports Affield
The Colorado Model2013How Colorado sportsmen created a perpetuating media campaign to protect their state's hunting and fishing heritage. This video helps starting pro-hunting campaigns wherever you liveNimrod Society
The Conservation Experience – Bighorn Sheep Collaring South Dakota Badlands2020On an icy morning in South Dakota a team of conservationists take to the air to find bighorn sheep in the Badlands. They capture some rams and ewes with the help of a net gun, take blood and nasal liquid samples, and finally radio collar and release them. Project funding provided by hunters dollars and the Wild Sheep Foundation.Ivan Carter/The Experience
The Elephant and the Pauper2015The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servicedecision suspended the importation of safari-hunted African elephant ivory taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe in 2014 without prior consultation of the range countries. The Service gave questionable management practices, a lack of effective law enforcement and weak governance as underlying reasons. But, isn’t the hidden force behind this decision a sort of eco-imperialism that is imposed upon Africa and her inhabitants. Do such decisions disenfranchise Africans? This video examines these burning questions and offers practical solutions.Zig Mackintosh
The Mulobezi Game Management Area: Zambia2018Without safari hunting, the magnificent habitat and rich wildlife of Mulobezi Game Management Area next to Zambia's Kafue National Park would cease to exist.Zig Mackintosh
The Response2019Non-hunters and hunters share a passion for wildlife. Whilst viewing wildlife through the nirvana-like bubble of national parks, the harsh realities are often forgotten: Professional hunter Paul Stones responds to an anti-hunter in this short clipSafari Classics
The Suleiman Markhor: A Dream Deferred2014This documentary highlights the importance of fees-paid hunting for the recovery and conservation of rare wildlife such as the Suleiman Markhor. It recounts the history of the unique cooperation between the Society for Torghar Environmental Protection (STEP), the IUCN Central Asia Sustainable Use Specialist Group, and international and local hunters.Zig Mackintosh
The Tsavo Debacle2016This short film explains the Stable Limit Cycle Hypothesis using the example of Kenya's Tsavo National Park. In the late 1960s Kenya authorities decided not to intervene based on three assumptions, which later proved to be wrong. With the onset of a catastrophic drought in the 1970s, throusands of elephant and hundreds of rhino died of starvation giving rise to the poaching pandemic in the years that followed.Zig Mackintosh
The White Rhino: A Conservation Success Story2016The visionary foresight of people such as Dr Ian Player brought the southern white rhino back from the brink. This video tells this amazing conservation success story and warns of the perils of protectionism. David Cook
The Wild Harvest Initiative® Explained by Shane Mahoney2017Do you ever think about where your food comes from? How it was procured? Hunters and anglers know EXACTLY where their food comes from. While not everyone personally chooses to hunt or fish, Shane Mahoney suggests that these activities procure a significant amount of healthy, organic rich food. What would it cost to replace that protein source? Conservation Visions
The Wildlife Conservation Project: Grizzly2019A subsistence trapper, the recipient of the National Wildlife Federation's 2015 Conservationist of the Year Award, a member of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, members of the Tahltan Nation, a wildlife photographer, and two hunters discuss the conflict between those who advocate unlimited protection of grizzlies, and those who suggest that limited sustainable use will actually promote grizzly recovery and mitigate human-wildlife conflict.Tom Opre/Firesteel Films
The Wildlife Conservation Project: Grizzly2019A subsistence trapper, the recipient of the National Wildlife Federation's 2015 Conservationist of the Year Award, a member of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, members of the Tahltan Nation, a wildlife photographer, and two hunters discuss the conflict between those who advocate unlimited protection of grizzlies, and those who suggest that limited sustainable use will promote grizzly recovery and mitigate human-wildlife conflict.Tom Opre/Firesteel Films
The Wildlife Conservation Project: Value of Trophy Hunting2019World renowned biologists Mark Boyce, Valerius Geist, Marco Festa-Bianchet unanimously state that banning hunting means abandoning wildlife, habitats and biodiversity, as well as sustainable livelihoods for communities across the continents.Tom Opre/Firesteel Films
The Wildlife Conservation Project: Why do we hunt Alpine Ibex?2019Why Do We Hunt Alpine Ibex? Listen to the opinion of some of the world’s top scientists on mountain ungulates.Tom Opre/Firesteel Films
The Wildlife Conservation Project: Why is Sustainable Utilization of Wildlife Important?2019Well known biologis Valerius Geist gives evidence that hunters were instrumental in bringing some wildlife species back from the brink, and contributed to advances in wildlife sciences. Tom Opre/Firesteel Films
Traditional Ibex Shikar in Central Pamir2018Two young girls from Austria meet rural people and traditional hunters in a remote village in the Parcham Conservancy of Tajikistan. This is the story of an authentic hunt, braving high winds, icy rain and snow in a spectacular landscape. After the hunt the villager invite them for a festive traditional meal. Khalil Karimov and H&CAT
Transfrontier Parks2018This documentary explains the concepts of transfrontier parks and conservation areas (TFCAs). Community participations and sustainable use form major pillars in TFCA policies across seven transnational areas in southern Africa.Zig Mackintosh
Voices from the Frontline: Communities and Livelihoods in Botswana2019Follow Jack Ramsden, a young cattle rancher from Maun, on a quest across Northern Botswana to document the effects of wildlife on communities and livelihoods. Jack engages with rural Batswana and numerous conservation experts. Listen to the rarely heard voices of people living on the conservation frontlines in this powerful film.Debbie Peake
Why Trophy Hunting Can Be Good for Animals | Adam Ruins Everything2016Turns out the real threat to endangered animals isn’t trophy hunting, says comic Adam Conover in the TruTV show. Conover has great talent of singling out annoying facts, and backing his points accurately and with succinct humor.Adam Conover
Wildlife of Tajikistan2019This no-comment video shows some amazing footage of the majestic Bukharan markhor and the elusive snow leopard roaming the wild mountain landscapes of TajikistanSaidu Sayouhat
Zero Elephant Poaching in North Luangwa National Park in 201820192018 was a significant milestone for the North Luangwa Conservation Programme (NLCP) with zero elephants poached in North Luangwa National Park; and a reduction of >50% of elephant carcasses found in the adjoining Game Management Areas (GMA). The NLCP is a 33-year partnership between Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) that manages the North Luangwa National Park and the surrounding GMAs, which combined make up the 22,000km2 North Luangwa ecosystem.Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS)