WildSpeak India will focus on four major themes:
India Through a Wild Lens
© Sandesh Kadur / iLCP
Presentations on the rich biodiversity, nature and wildlife of India with a special focus on threatened and endangered species
Ethics, Empathy, and the Environment
© Alison Jones / iLCP
Presentations will highlight ethical issues facing wildlife photographers and filmmakers including balancing the need to make high quality, compelling images and negatively impacting their subjects. For example, drones can be used to get strong storytelling visuals but many do not know the stress it can put on an animal.
Sustainability: PROS and CONServation
© Jason Houston / iLCP
These sessions will look at myths and realities of widely-held views on “sustainable” solutions.
These workshops, led by our Fellows and Affiliates, and leading experts based in India, will help to teach and inspire young Indian photographers and filmmakers to pursue careers in professional photography and filmmaking to support conservation.