Wild Islands; the how the why
The Channel Islands, an archipelago located off the coast of France, are home to an array of incredible and unique wildlife species.
Conservation on these islands is crucial, with dedicated organisations working tirelessly to protect and preserve species and their habitats. However, despite the importance of this work, many locals and people around the world are unaware of the incredible wildlife that exists in the Channel Islands and islands across the world.
The Channel Islands
Wild Islands is a collective of conservationists, scientists and filmmakers seeking to tell stories of wildlife on and around islands; promoting conservation and biodiversity. This holistic project delves into the vibrant life of island ecosystems, unraveling the interconnected stories of wildlife both on the islands and in the surrounding oceans.
Shedding light on the symbiotic relationship between the land and the vast, teeming waters surrounding them. Emphasising the crucial role islands play in fostering biodiversity and sustaining marine life.
The project starting aims were to explore and showcase the diverse wildlife species found in the Channel Islands and the efforts being made to protect them. The film will not only serve as a visual journey through the Channel Islands' stunning landscapes and wildlife, but it will also educate and engage locals and others on the conservation efforts taking place.
Our first film The Blue features breathtaking landscape and wildlife from the Channel Islands. We explore unique habitat and the species that call them home. By showcasing the diversity and beauty of the Channel Islands' wildlife, we hope to raise awareness about the importance of conservation and encourage people to support efforts to protect these species and their habitats.
Over the course of 2022, the Wild Islands team has been working hard to gather as much footage of marine life as possible. The focus of this project has been to document the behaviour of the species in their natural habitats, as well as the ecosystems they live in. This has required a great deal of time and effort, with the team spending countless hours observing and filming the wildlife in their natural surroundings.
The footage and information gathered during this time will form the basis of the film, which will provide a beautiful and accurate account of the wildlife found in the Channel Islands. The film will showcase the unique behaviors and habitats of the species, highlighting their importance and why they should be cherished and protected.
The Wild Islands team has been working closely with local conservation organizations and experts to ensure the accuracy and authenticity of the information presented in the film. These partnerships have been instrumental in providing a comprehensive and scientifically sound account of the wildlife in the Channel Islands.
By documenting the behavior and habitats of the species in the Channel Islands, the Wild Islands project aims to not only educate and engage locals, but also to inspire a sense of wonder and appreciation for the incredible wildlife found in these islands. The film will provide a visual journey through the landscapes and wildlife of the Channel Islands, showcasing the beauty and significance of these species and their habitats.
The film will be a testament to the beauty and significance of the wildlife found in the Channel Islands and a call to action to protect and preserve these species and their habitats for generations to come.