Friday, January 23, 2009

Conservation Game Changers-The Rise of You Tube

On the subject of Bimini, and the recent announcement by the Bahamian Government of a Nature Reserve over a resort development, we thought we would take a quick look at how online conservation video's are now changing the face of conservation efforts.

The multi-faceted Bahamas campaign was in part driven by a series of slick online video's highlighting the impending disaster at Bimini complete with first person interviews with affected locals and conservationists. In the history of conservation efforts this is a relatively new phenomenon, easy and quick eco messaging with extreme effectiveness. Here's one example from the Bimini campaign, as a force multiplier for education and as a conservation tool these video's are key to conservation efforts.

Once again Kudos to all those who did the heavy lifting here, this was an amazing turnaround:

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