On Nature’s Terms
People and Predators Co-existing in HarmonyOrder Now!
On Nature’s Terms – People and Predators Co-existing in harmony.
2001. 25-minute film. DVD
“This video will go far in educating people about large carnivores -their lives, their role in the ecosystem, and why we need to protect them. The video is well-produced, scientifically accurate, engaging, and appropriate for a wide audience”
– Reed Noss, PhD, Conservation Biologist
The first film of its kind promoting the protection of predators and their ecosystems, On Nature’s Terms uses dramatic footage and inspirational stories to illustrate how ordinary citizens in both rural and urban America are doing their part to co-exist in harmony with predators.
Produced by award winning film producer John de Graaf, this ground-breaking film makes the important connection between the ecological, economic, and social factors for carnivore species conservation and the necessity of protecting the large connected expanses of land that they need to survive.
On Nature’s Terms chronicles how age old myths and misperceived notions about these animals devastated predator populations and brought many near to extinction when settlers made their way west – and how many of these myths still persist today.
But the overwhelming message of this film is about hope and possibility: how ordinary citizens – biologists, conservationists, agency personnel, ranchers, and home owners – through their work and through their lives, are protecting, maintaining and restoring these majestic species and their habitats.
“On Nature’s Terms effectively portrays the problems faced by large carnivore conservation and the conservation of wild lands. The two go hand-in-hand. We will not have large carnivores unless we protect large wild lands. This film makes that point!”
– Mike Phillips, Executive Director, Turner Endangered Species Fund
An uplifting and optimistic approach to a serious environmental crisis: In this 25-minute video you will hear the stories of the U.S Forest Service ripping up roads, ranchers using non-lethal methods of predator control, biologists studying urban wildlife, and a coalition of diverse individuals and agencies protecting critical wildlife corridors, the film deftly illustrates these beautiful majestic species and the places they inhabit are finding a place in America’s landscapes and in the heart and minds of the American public.
An Invaluable Resource For Your Organization
Use this film as a motivational force for public forums – as a training tool for staff and volunteers – as an inspirational focus for fundraisers. The convenient 25-minute format lends itself to educational events of all kinds. Included with every purchased video is a fact sheet to copy and distribute which lists 12 things you can do to protect wildlife and their habitats.
Ways You And Your Organization Can Use This Film
- Use it as an inspirational focus at conferences or meetings and as a segue into your work.
- Send it as a gift to contributors to thank them for their donation. Discounts are available if you order over 4 copies.
- Use it for a fundraising event. Show it in a home or at a theater. Use it to kick off house parties and introduce the important work you are doing.
- Have the film accompany your grant proposals to strengthen your case for funding carnivore and ecosystem protection.
- Ask educators to show it in classrooms or museums, as well as local, state, and national parks.
- Place a promotional ad in your organization’s newsletter or write a film review. Please call or email WildFutures for a copy of the film’s ad or a sample review.
- Show it at your workplace to staff and volunteers.
- Donate a copy of the video to your local library.
- Call or email WildFutures if you have other ideas on ways to get the message out.
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