|With limited resources available, who is the priority audience for conservation communication? Children? Policymakers? The under-privileged? Why not all of these - and everyone in between? 2020VISION is not only a project about birds or bugs or beavers, it's a project about us - all of us. And the only obstacle in the way of communicating with 'all of us', is our level of ambition. So who is 2020VISION's audience? It's the 61,414,062 people of Britain. And perhaps a few beyond.
|From Fields to Forest.|
|The National Forest ticks every box. It's an ambitious restoration project. It involves and benefits local communities. And it's working!|
Over 7 million trees have already been planted across 200 sq. miles of the previously industrialised English Midlands - and there are lots more to come.
The 2020V PROTEAM recently made their first visit to the forest and we'll be back again next summer to generate more material and document more stories. But the best thing for 2020VISION is the enthusiasm of the project staff. They understand that by working together we can achieve much more than by working alone. It's obvious really. Click here to find out more.
|The 2020VISION roadshow.|
|What's the point in collecting thousands of images and hours of video? Well if you do nothing with them, there's no point at all. But 2020VISION will do something - something big. Our primary output is a multi-city roadshow centred on an outdoor exhibition, accompanied by outdoor AV screenings and live concert performances. Already we've had offers of venues and that's the point of partnership working - shared resources, collaborative thinking. More please!|
|The A Team!|
|Remember our last newsletter when we said we were feeling smug about our Phototeam? Well, no less than 10 of our photographers have recently scooped prizes in major photographic competitions. It doesn't matter who did what and where; what does matter is that our partners know they are dealing with some of the best in the business.|
|And now top guests!|
|David Lindo, The Urban Birder, writers Kenny Taylor and Ed Douglas, plus Charlie Hamilton James, who Autumnwatch viewers will know from nearly having his ********* chewed by an otter recently, plus legendary cameraman Doug Allan, have all joined the 2020VISION guest team. David, Kenny and Ed will all be penning literary masterpieces, whilst Charlie is going undercover for 2 years filming ...??? You'll have to wait and see! All will shortly be popping up on our website Guest page.|
|You can now follow the adventures of our team via our Photographers' Diary. Bringing you the very latest news from the field, anecdotes and of course, some of the freshest images as they come in, the Diary will become THE place to keep up to speed with all things 2020VISION. In time there will be video clips, podcasts and some rather sexy timelapse sequences, which will all build into the biggest image archive dedicated to ecosystem communication. We'll also be teaming up with BBC Wildlife magazine in the New Year and posting regular features on their website too.|
|If you haven't yet got a supply of our froggy brochures, then you really should have. They're very nice! Or you can print your own - just mail us for a print-ready pdf.|
|We've just about got there with the selection of our 20 Young Champions who will be joining our PROTEAM over the next two years to document Britain's ecosystems through the eyes of the next generation of decision makers. A full list of 'YCs' will shortly be published on our website. Thanks to the John Muir Trust for organising this.|