All of us at Wild Lens have been so busy producing exciting new content and recording episodes of the new Eyes on Conservation Podcast that we almost forgot to send out our year in review for 2014! So here it is – better late than never…
2014 was an exciting year for Wild Lens. We released our half hour documentary Bluebird Man and began an award-winning festival run for the film. We also launched the Eyes on Conservation Podcast, a radio-style interview series which has brought stories about wildlife conservation to an exciting new medium.
In September of 2014 we launched the Eyes on Conservation Podcast, an interview series designed to bring the wildlife conservation stories that we produce to a whole new audience. Each episode features an extended 30-45 minute interview with wildlife experts and filmmakers providing listeners with in-depth information on the conservation issues that we cover as a part of Eyes on Conservation. In addition to the brand-new podcast series, 2014 also saw the release of new Eyes on Conservation documentaries about the re-introduction of Burrowing Owls to British Columbia, the role of volunteer effort in marine mammal conservation, and the effects of noise pollution on wildlife.
We premiered Bluebird Man at the prestigious International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, MT in April of 2014, and followed this up with our television broadcast premiere on Idaho Public Television in May. In June we hosted the North American Bluebird Society‘s annual conference here in Boise. This exciting event featured a hugely successful screening of the film along with field trips to Al Larson’s bluebird trails in the Owyhee Mountains and Prairie, ID.
We produced nine episodes of the Eyes on Conservation Podcast in 2014 after launching the show in September. Thus far the show has featured a diverse array of interviews, with topics including Marine Mammal conservation and research, the re-introduction and conservation of Burrowing Owls, research on Giraffes, Wildebeest and other ungulates in East Africa, the effects of noise pollution on birds and other wildlife, and migration monitoring and research on raptors and songbirds in Idaho.
Of course we would not have been able to accomplish any of this without the amazing support that we continue to receive from all of you – the Wild Lens community! For everyone who made it out to one of our Bluebird Man screenings this past year – we want to thank you for making these events so hugely successful!
2015 promises to be another exciting year for us with lots of new videos and podcast episodes slated for release. We promise to share a diverse array of stories throughout the year with topics ranging from local conservation education programs to critically important conservation threats affecting species on a global scale.
We will also be introducing our next longer-form documentary project in the coming months, so stay tuned for this upcoming announcement!
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