2020VISION http://www.2020v.org 2020Vision is a multi-media project that highlights the irrefutable connection between human well-being and fully functioning ecosystems. en-us Copyright 2014 2020VISION 12:44:33 AM 2020VISION on BBC's Countryfile http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp#1 <p>We hope you enjoyed seeing 2020VISION on BBC's Countryfile last night.&nbsp; If you missed it you can catch up on iPlayer - find us at 13.24 minutes if you're short of time!&nbsp; James Wong talks to Peter Cairns about the project, and Andy Rouse and Guy Edwardes are in the field on the Somerset Levels.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 August 2011 00:00:01 GMT 2020VISION interviews top seafood chef Tom Aikens http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp#2 <p>The link between healthy seas and the food we put in our mouths is becoming more widely recognised. 2020VISION interviewed top London seafood chef <a href="http://www.tomaikens.co.uk/" target="blank">Tom Aikens</a> about why the restaurant industry has a role to play in promoting marine conservation.</p> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/26619922" target="blank">See the video here</a>.</p> Fri, 19 July 2011 00:00:01 GMT Scotland Outdoors magazine article just published http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp#3 <p>Scotland Outddors magazine has recently published its first article on the 2020VISION project that features our recent iWitness Assignment to the uplands of Coigach and Assynt in northwest Scotland. To read the article you can <a href="../graphics/pdf/2020VISION%20Uplands,%20Scotland%20Outdoors,%20Spring%2011.pdf">download the PDF here</a>.</p> Mon, 1 April 2011 00:00:01 GMT Young Champions http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp#4 <p>Along with our network of partners and coordinated by the John Muir Trust, 2020VISION has offered 20 young people aged between 16-24 the chance to work alongside our pro photographers and help tell the story of restoring Britain's ecosystems. With the help of their mentors, these 'Young Champions' will produce some great imagery which they will then use as communication tools to access 'their' audience - student groups, peers, youth communities, schools - even their own families.</p> <p>"It's an opportunity for these young people to learn new skills and be helped on the way to become good communicators; at the same time 2020VISION gains an inroad into a different audience - it's a win-win," says Damian Waters, the 2020VISION Young Champions Coordinator.</p> Wed, 17 January 2011 00:00:01 GMT Ben Burville joins the 2020VISION team http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp#5 <p>We've another great videographer on board as Ben Burville joins the 2020VISION team.&nbsp; Ben specialises in filming underwater wildlife and has worked with the BBC on a number of programmes including Coast, Springwatch, Autumnwatch, The One Show, Inside Out, Countryfile, Live N'Deadly, CoutryTracks and others.</p> <p><img style="border: 0pt none;" title="Ben Burville.JPG" src="../graphics/news/Ben%20Burville.JPG" alt="Ben Burville.JPG" width="500" /></p> Tue, 23 November 2010 00:00:01 GMT Kenny Taylor joins the team http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp#6 <p>We're delighted to welcome another new addition to the 2020VISION team.&nbsp; Kenny Taylor is a writer, broadcaster, lecturer and musician based on the Black Isle, near Inverness, and he'll be coming on board as a guest writer.</p> <p><img style="border: 0pt none;" title="Kenny-Taylor.jpg" src="../graphics/news/Kenny-Taylor.jpg" alt="Kenny-Taylor.jpg" width="375" height="500" /></p> Thu, 18 November 2010 00:00:01 GMT Charlie Hamilton James joins the 2020VISION team http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp#7 <p>We're delighted to welcome Charlie Hamilton James to the 2020VISION team as a guest film maker.&nbsp; For 2 years, Charlie will be going undercover to film ... you'll just have to wait to find out what!</p> <p><img style="vertical-align: middle;" src="../graphics/news/charlie-HJ.jpg" alt="Charlie Hamilton James" /></p> Fri, 12 November 2010 00:00:01 GMT The Urban Birder joins the Team http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp#8 <p>We're delighted to welcome David Lindo, The Urban Birder, as one of 2020VISION's guest writers. David will be penning literary masterpieces about 2020VISION in his various columns over the coming years.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="David Lindo.jpg" src="../graphics/news/David%20Lindo.jpg" border="0" alt="David Lindo.jpg" width="500" height="330" align="absmiddle" /></p> Tue, 9 November 2010 00:00:01 GMT 2020VISION Award winner http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp#9 <p>We are delighted to welcome environmental photographer Terry Whittaker as part of the ProTeam following his recent success in the British Wildlife Photography Awards. Terry scooped the 2020VISION Special Award for his portfolio of images depicting Water Vole reintroduction. His prize is to join our elite team as one of the 20 photogrpahers who will be undertaking 20 exciting assignments over the next 20 months with the first one kicking off next month.</p> <p>You can see Terry winning entry <a href="http://www.bwpawards.org/winners/2010/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="BWPA-2010-141.jpg" src="../graphics/news/BWPA-2010-141.jpg" border="0" alt="BWPA-2010-141.jpg" width="500" height="330" align="absmiddle" /></p> <p>Terry having just received his award from Poul Chrisenden, Chairman of Natural England (left), Nick Baker, naturalist and broadcaster and Richard Benyon, Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries (right).</p> , 21 October 2010 00:00:01 GMT More awards for the 2020 team. http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp#10 <p>The 2010 British Wildlife Photography Awards have a generous 2020VISION presence throughout. Terry Whittaker took the 2020VISION prize for conservation photography and as such gets to join the team - welcome Terry!</p> <p>The portfolio of top images also included contributions from Alex Mustard, Danny Green, Mark Hamblin, Ben Hall, Peter Cairns, Andy Rouse, Chris Gomersall, Andy Parkinson and Terry Whittaker (again!).</p> <p>Well done to all and we're proud to have you representing 2020VISION!</p> , 7 October 2010 00:00:01 GMT 2020 at SNPF http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp?Page=2#1 <p>Four of 2020's PHOTOTEAM were recently presenting at The Scottish Nature Photography Fair. Niall Benvie, Fergus Gill, Alex Mustard and Danny Green gave varied presentations of their most recent work and philosophy.</p> Fri, 5 September 2010 00:00:01 GMT Communication is key. http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp?Page=2#2 <p>We've said all along that 2020VISION is not just a photography project - it's all about communication. With this in mind, we've teamed up with Environment Films, an independent production company specialising in documentaries and films about the natural world. The team at EF will be working closely with the 2020PHOTOTEAM to produce not only a comprehensive library of footage documenting the value of ecosystems, but a fascinating 'behind-the-scenes' insight into what goes on...well, behind the scenes!</p> <p>Take a look at their web site - they're good!</p> <p>www.environmentfilms.org</p> Mon, 8 July 2010 00:00:01 GMT Research partner. http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp?Page=2#3 <p>The University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) has become a partner in 2020VISION. UHI have a wealth of experience in optimising interpretive communication and they will also be setting up a research project which will explore the effectiveness of various forms of visual communication with different audiences. This will ensure that 2020VISION is able to develop and deliver its products in the most effective way to different audiences.</p> Sat, 6 July 2010 00:00:01 GMT 2020VISION supply images for major conference report http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp?Page=2#4 <p>2020VISION has supplied the imagery for a major conservation conference report, demonstrating our commitment to working with the scientific and conservation community.</p> Fri, 19 May 2010 00:00:01 GMT One good reason why we're doing this. http://www.2020v.org/latest_news.asp?Page=2#5 <p>We are often asked why we are doing a project like 2020VISION. An extract from a letter received by one of our partners, the John Muir Trust provides an anwser:</p> <p>"My name is David, I work as a school janitor.</p> <p>Until around one year ago my philosophy was 'cut trees down, who cares about the environment? I'm not going to be here. Wildlife - got nothing to do with me.'<br /><br />Then one of our teachers came to me to say that they were thinking of planting a mini woodland area as part of the John Muir Award Scheme. I voiced my complaints, all negative: e.g.&nbsp;vandalism, encouraging folk at night, that sort of thing.&nbsp; After the plans were shown to me I thought - not too bad this idea, the kids will learn a lot when this gets bigger and they will respect the area. So I got involved!!!<br /><br />Along with the kids, digging, planting, making paths, clearing, learning about John Muir and what he was all about, I have now started to look at the world with different eyes and a different attitude. My children also are now being changed because they are the ones who will be here when I am gone, their children and their children.<br /><br />Myself and my kids and my dog now regularly walk through woodlands, over hills etc. just looking and acknowledging how beautiful this place really is. I recently went on an outward bound course at Ardroy in Argyllshire. I was asking one of our leaders about the area&nbsp;and why the trees were all being cut down? He said, so they can plant trees which SHOULD be growing in that part of the country. So thanks to the John Muir Award Scheme I am learning things that I didn't even care about a year ago.<br /><br />My outlook on life, planet, plants and wildlife is turned full circle. I am trying to teach my children the same.<br />So all I can say is a big thank you to the teacher and Mr John Muir.<br /><br />I have been converted."</p> , 14 May 2010 00:00:01 GMT