What kind of stories are we interested in?
We want to know about the conservation challenges and threats you have experience of and feel strongly about. And we want to know about how you work with your communities. Why is your work important and how is that changing?
We also want to know your successes and day-to-day experiences. Did you see something interesting today? Talked to someone who is inspired by conservation? Worked with some great colleagues?
How should you tell your story?
That is up to you. You might like to use:
If you choose to make a video, we have the following additional guidance.
Making a video
You might like to film yourself or have a friend or colleague film you. If your work is really dangerous and you need to remain anonymous, perhaps you can get someone to tell your story for you.
Think about the setting in which you film. It would be great if it can include the environment you work in.
How long should a video be?
Something around 2-8 minutes long is probably best. If you are concerned about your story being too long and don’t have the tools to edit it, we can help with that.
What about quality and professionalism?
That is not a big concern for us. We are more interested in your story than your ability as a film director! A ‘diary’ piece filmed on a video phone or low quality camera is fine.
What language should you use?
Nature’s Frontline is run by English speakers so English is our preference. But if you are not comfortable with getting your message across in English, use the language of your choice. We can look at getting your story translated and captioned.
How can you send your story to us?
If your story is in video format, the best way is to post your story to a Facebook, Google+ or YouTube account you have access to and then share it with us so we know it is there.
Share with us at:
If that is a problem for you, or if your story is in a different format, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help.
What happens after you submit a story?
We will share stories submitted to us via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and here on this website. By submitting your story to us, you agree to us doing this*.
We may also want to use your story elsewhere in the media to publicise Nature’s Frontline and the work of wildlife rangers, or to put together our own film promoting the work that rangers do. If you are not happy for us to use your stories in these additional ways, please let us know when you send us your submission.
If at any point you want to change your story, we will work with you to make that happen. And if you later want to take your story offline, then we can do that too.
* We will regard you as owning a Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 license on your story, which means we will always attribute you in the way you wish and will not use your work for commercial advantage.
We look forward to receiving your story.