It’s been a while since our last blog post as we were pretty busy writing our research proposal for our Bachelor thesis. But eventually we found the time to share a new blog post with you. And it comes with a new theme!
With this post we introduce our theme “Have you heard of…?”. With this we want to present organizations or people that we find interesting or worked with and that we think are worth sharing. Most likely this organization/person will have to do something with wildlife/nature conservation. We will start with Animal360, enjoy!
written by Lea
The world tour of animal protection
Animal360 is a non-profit project about animal conservation set up by Anne Laure and Pascal, a lovely couple from France. After selling their house and everything else they owned they started traveling around the world. Their ultimate goal is to record small documentaries for animal conservation projects. Therefore, they accompany organizations for several days. They document their every day struggles and gleams of hope in regard to animal conservation. The results are a short video documentary as well as a photo gallery of the project. These can be freely used by the projects to not only raise awareness for a particular problem but also to raise well needed funds to keep their heads above water and to continue their incredible work.
So far, Animal360 accompanied 11 projects in 8 counties throughout Asia, Europe and Africa, including Animals Asia in Vietnam and the Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust in Sri Lanka.
How we got to know Animal360
As many of you know, Anskar and I study Wildlife Management and part of our study was to conduct two 5-months internships. For one of those internships we had the incredible chance to join the team of the Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT) in Sri Lanka, and that’s where we met Anne Laure and Pascal from Animal360.
Animal360 accompanied the WWCT for several days in October. This resulted in 2 short video documentaries about the Leopard Project. One in Sri Lanka’s tea plantations and the other in the Patch Forest of Sigiriya (the video below). Personally, Anskar and I stayed 3 days with Anne Laure and Pascal in the dry-zone jungle. They filmed and photographed our everyday research work. As we are also interested in photography and film making, it was a great chance to learn from them. In exchange for that, they could learn from us how to conduct research and identify birds & butterflies. Along with that we also found new friends in Anne Laure and Pascal!
Both of them are not professional photographers and film makes, nor did they work with animals before. They are just an admirable couple who realized their dream of a world trip while doing something valuable. We are looking forward to see more of your incredible work!
More about Animal360
We hope you like our new theme, where we introduce different projects which do their part in nature and wildlife conservation! Do you know projects yourself that are worth sharing? Let us know!