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Media, Ecology and Conservation: Using the Media to Protect the World's Wildlife and Ecosystems

By: John Blewitt

208 pages, no illustrations

Green Books

Paperback | Oct 2009 | #182460 | ISBN-13: 9781900322638
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Using film & new media technologies to encourage the protection of the natural world. Media, Ecology and Conservation, the second book in the Converging World series from the Schumacher Institute, focuses on global connectivity and the role of new digital and traditional media in bringing people together to protect the world's endangered wildlife and conserve fragile and threatened habitats. New media offer opportunities for like-minded individuals, community groups, businesses and public organisations to learn and to work co-operatively for the good of all species.

At the core of this book is an examination of a range of activities surrounding the internationally renowned education and communication work of Wildscreen. Wildscreen is the premier multi-media organization promoting animal and habitat conservation, natural history and ecological film-making and the digital archiving of moving and still images of rare and endangered throughout the world. Natural history television, film and photography is universally popular but species extinction and habitat destruction increases year by year. One of the key themes of this book explores the important issue of how new information and communication technologies mediate our relationships to the natural world.

Blewitt conveys the abstract content in a contemplative and engaging way.
- Resource Magazine - November 2010

"It is interesting to read about the different ways in which animals are regarded in different cultures and to see good examples of films that have promoted conservation."
- The Scientific Medical Network


Foreword by David Attenborough and Harriet Nimmo Introduction - Conservation and Sustainability - Imaging and Imagining - Beyond Natural History - Arkive - Seeing Through to Nature

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Editor Dr John Blewitt is Director of Lifelong Learning at Aston University, UK. He has published widely on sustainable development, learning and the media and has extensive experience of adult, community, further and higher education. He edited "Community, Empowerment and Sustainable Development", the first title in the Converging World series and is author of "Understanding Sustainable Development", and "The Ecology of Learning".

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