Never has the time been more critical for film-making to help make a difference to the natural world

This book shows you how

The new book from Wildeye by Madelaine Westwood and Piers Warren
with a Foreword by Jane Goodall

Available as paperback, eBook or Kindle edition

  • A complete ‘how to’ guide, aimed at both film-makers and conservationists who want to use film as a tool for conservation
  • Covers all pre-production activities including how to raise funds
  • How to choose and use the filming equipment you need, plus a guide to post-production
  • Explores reaching audiences, organising screenings, using social media, monitoring effectiveness and ethical considerations
  • Features case studies from leading conservation film-makers including Mike Pandey, Rob Stewart (Sharkwater and Revolution), Will Anderson (Hugh’s Fish Fight) and Shekar Dattatri
  • Describes how organisations use film effectively in conservation; including Greenpeace, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Great Apes Film Initiative (GAFI).

‘For all of us who care about the environment and wildlife – and want to make a difference – this is an important book.’
Jane Goodall PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

Conservation Film-making is a detailed and well-researched ‘how to’ guide, but it is more than that – it’s a good read! It should be read by everyone involved in conservation, to understand better how film could – indeed should – be used.’
Ian Redmond OBE, Chairman of Ape Alliance

Conservation Film-making is a richly nourishing book, a professional tour de force, and a compelling argument that films, when made according to the best practices contained in this book, can make a huge and positive difference to the world in which we live.’
Chris Palmer, Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking

‘This terrific book will become the bible for everyone determined to fly in the face of everything-is-wonderful-and-happy natural history programmes and show, instead, that conservation can be awe-inspiring and watchable, too.’
Mark Carwardine, Conservationist

‘This book is of enormous value to everyone involved in conservation’
Lee Durrell MBE, PhD, Honorary Director, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Authors

Madelaine Westwood
Madelaine is the founder of GAFI and the Pedal Powered Cinema Project. As a wildlife film-maker for over twenty years, Madelaine has learned that moving images can have a powerful effect upon the people who view them. With a background in documentaries working with broadcasters such as National Geographic, BBC, Discovery, Channel 4, plus five years in commercials and corporate films, Madelaine decided to use this experience to try and reach the people who needed to see the films the most – those who live and work in the areas most affected by environmental damage, climate change, habitat loss and species extinction.
Piers Warren
Piers is well known throughout the wildlife film-making industry as the founder of WILDEYE – The International School of Wildlife Film-making, and as the founder of Wildlife Film News and producer of, which he created in 1999. With a strong background in biology, education and conservation, he has had a lifelong passion for wildlife films and has a wide knowledge of natural history. He is one of the founders of the international organisation Filmmakers for Conservation and was Vice President for the first three years.

How to Order

Conservation Film-making: How to make films that make a difference‘ is available as a paperback book, a PDF ebook or for kindle (see below).

Paperback: you can order it as a paperback from the majority of online bookstores all over the world.

Kindle version available at and (and many other countries’ Amazon stores)

eBook Order: Conservation Film-making: How to make films that make a difference‘ as an eBook is in the form of a PDF file with active email and weblinks for all entries (5.6Mb). When you have paid by PayPal, click on the ‘return to seller‘ link on the PayPal page which will take you to a page where you can download the the PDF file. If the download page does not appear or you have any problems please contact us at

Conservation Film-making: How to Make Films That Make a Difference

PDF eBook: £5