“The film and television industry has grown to become the greatest single force for education and change that the world has ever known, with the ability to reach all corners of the globe and touch the hearts of all people, regardless of class, religion and ethnic original. I urge all those in the industry who are passionate about the natural world to pledge their support to Filmmakers for Conservation. Through FFC the film and television industry can speak with one voice to help ensure that we, as caretakers of this most beautiful and unique planet, will be able to pass on the Earth to future generations in the knowledge that it is in safe hands.”
Sir Michael Gambon
"Wildlife filmakers know very well the alarming disappearance and destruction of habitat around the world that is causing what biologists refer to as the 6th major extinction period. As more and more of humanity moves to large urban centres, our connection with and need for nature becomes less obvious. There has never been a time when a conservation message is more urgently needed."
"Conserving species, protecting the environment, safeguarding individual animal welfare - these are the core missions of the Born Free Foundation. But however hard you work, if no one gets to hear about your projects then attitudes remain unchanged, public support suffers and things get steadily worse. Getting our message out, to inform, to educate, to encourage and inspire - and to bring about change for good - is an essential task. Already there are many dedicated and sympathetic filmmakers who give generously of their time and expertise but now, thanks to Filmmakers for Conservation, there is an organisation that can marshal the energies and talents of the film industry to actively support the conservation of the natural world. I am sure that Born Free will be working closely with FFC in the future!"
"Film and video has the power to engage and influence audiences in a way that no other medium can. As our world comes under increasing pressure, conservation and environmental filmmakers are harnessing that power to bring about lasting, positive change. Filmmakers for Conservation enables its members to speak with one consistent, united voice on the challenges facing planet earth. FFC provides vital guidelines, advice and support for the film and television sector and sets standards on best practice - it is needed now, more than ever."