Freelance conservation photographer and filmmaker
I have just graduated from Falmouth University in England with a first class degree in Marine and Natural History Photography. I am a very passionate wildlife and conservation photographer and filmmaker, both on the land and underwater. I am currently working for a local conservation company.
Project Goals: £800
My budget is £800. I will use that money finance the travel, time, and equipment necessary to capture footage of foxes in both their wild and city habitats. I have previous experience with capturing footage of foxes and can't wait to get started!
I want to create a film showcasing foxes in Britain. Foxes are either loved or hated. While the official hunting and killing of these animals has since been made illegal from 2004, there are still a huge amount of foxes that are illegally killed. This happens in a number of ways, from shootings, traps to poisons and severe dog attacks. The fox is the UK's biggest terrestrial predator and carnivore but they are slowly declining from other incidents such as road traffic accidents, in fact, it is estimated that 400,000 foxes die each year in Britain – on roads, shot or through natural causes.
Before the Hunting Act, registered hunting packs were estimated to kill between 21,000 and 25,000 foxes a year. These are very sad statistics, but I hope that my film will bring about more awareness of this beautiful animal, and how many threats they do face.
My film will bring awareness to the current plight of foxes in the Britain and spur social change towards a more complete conservation and management of the British fox population.