I’ve been fortunate to work with a number of the most innovative organizations and people in both for-profit and not-for-profit while working with The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). Here is one of the most important stories iLCP covered in the last year.
The iLCP teamed up with Pacific WILD, the Gitga’at First Nation of British Columbia, LightHawk, and Sierra Club BC, to carry out a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia.
The 14-day expedition to the Great Bear Rainforest called upon 7 world-renowned photographers and 3 videographers to thoroughly document the region’s landscapes, wildlife, and culture. The RAVE provided media support to the First Nations and environmental groups seeking to stop the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline project (and thus expansion of the tar sands) and to expose the plan to lift the oil tanker ship moratorium.
A selection of Photographs from the Great Bear Rainforest RAVE were featured in National Geographic Magazine August 2011.
Awards for SPOIL
Best film on Mountain Environment, Banff Mountain Film Festival
Best Environmental Film, CINE International Film Festival
Best Environmental Preservation Feature Film, Artivist Film Festival
Best Environmental Film, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Best Feature Film, Coastal Voices Film Festival, British Columbia