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Beginning in the twenty-first century, there was a renewed focus on photography for conservation, largely in response to the environmental catastrophe caused by human activity and the realization that the pattern of ecosystem degradation occurring all over the world could not continue. In October 2005, during the 8th World Wilderness Congress in Anchorage, Alaska, photographer Cristina Mittermeier established the International League of Conservation Photographers, formalizing the modern discipline of conservation photography.


In the modern era, photography and videography have grown to be effective tools for promoting conservation. As a tool for preserving nature and enhancing the biosphere and natural environment, conservation photography combines nature photography with the proactive, issue-oriented approach of documentary photography. Similarly, Conservation Videography is becoming an increasingly popular tool for conservators to use to chronicle their work and the objects they interact with. Videos can capture aspects of the creation of art, the handling of conservation materials, and the histories of objects that are sometimes challenging to document using other techniques.


By raising public awareness of problems and inspiring corrective action, conservation photography and videography promotes environmental preservation, wildlife conservation, habitat protection, or cultural preservation.

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Trishala Ashok

About the Teacher

filmmaker, science communicator

Trishala Ashok is a conservation filmmaker, science communicator, and founder of TruStoree Media Productions LLP, a documentary production company dedicated to authentic storytelling. She has co-produced, presented, and co-directed films and documentaries for the Karnataka Forest Department and Uttar Pradesh Forest Department. 

She is currently producing her film, “When the River Stopped Flowing,” which centres on gharial conservation in the Gerua River. This documentary illuminates the inspiring and ongoing conservation efforts of, researchers, local communities, and the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department to protect gharials, emphasizing the crucial collaboration among stakeholders. It also seeks to amplify gharial conservation efforts across the Ganges and facilitate transboundary conservation initiatives between Nepal and India.

Trishala has collaborated with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, law enforcement officers, and Bangalore International Airport to tackle illegal wildlife trafficking through airports. Her groundbreaking article, “Unpacking the World of Wildlife Crime Through Airports,” has ignited vital discussions about the importance of effectively reporting illegal wildlife trade as a crime.

Trishala firmly believes that the real work of a conservation storyteller begins once the story is told. Through TruStoree Media, she aspires to bridge the gap between the public and the world of conservation and social impact, fostering greater awareness and action.

Environmental Monitoring - Conventional and Advanced Methods
Moving with Time in Environmental Monitoring

Environmental monitoring is a tool that helps us understand the state of the natural environment. It involves collecting and analyzing environmental data to assess environmental conditions and trends. The career scope in environmental monitoring is vast, spanning fields like environmental science, engineering, remote sensing, and policy. Professionals in this domain analyze data, develop strategies, and implement solutions to address environmental challenges such as pollution, climate change, and biodiversity loss. From monitoring air and water quality to designing conservation plans, careers in environmental monitoring offer opportunities to make a tangible impact on safeguarding our planet's health and sustainability.  Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used for environmental monitoring by analyzing large amounts of data, identifying trends, and making judgments based on those findings and is being widely used in the field.

  1. A Brief Introduction to CPFM, it’s different forms & their applications

  2. Significance & How it differs from the Wildlife Photography and Filmmaking

  3. Case Study The power of conservation photos. Top 5 conservation Images that changed the world.

  4. Conservation photography –

  • Choosing a story.

  • Research

  • Creating a photo story.

  • Beg and Borrow!

  • Distribution.

  • Education and Awareness: Gain insights into conservation photography and filmmaking, understanding their significance and applications in promoting environmental preservation.

  • Skill Development: Learn essential skills in story selection, research, pre-production, production, and post-production processes, including camera techniques, lighting, audio, and editing.

  • Networking: Connect with experts, filmmakers, and conservationists, expanding professional networks and opportunities for collaboration.

  • Conservation Impact: Learn how to create impactful visual stories that raise public awareness and inspire action for conservation.

  • Career Opportunities: Receive guidance on building a career in conservation photography and filmmaking, including funding, budgeting, and networking with environmental organizations.

  • Continued Learning: Access resources such as reference books, online courses, and grants, and follow leading conservation photographers and filmmakers.

  • Personal Interest: Deepen your passion for conservation through hands-on assignments and storytelling, fostering a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world.

Dr. Mihir Herlekar

About the Teacher

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, The Institute of Science


  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D)

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Speaker description:

Environmental researcher with 11 years of collective research, academic and professional work experience. Expertise in environmental monitoring and analysis, pollution control, waste management, sustainable development, green synthesis of nanoparticles and its application for wastewater treatment. Skilled in data interpretation, statistical analysis and report writing. Proficient in initiating and executing independent research and can work in a team.

  • What is environmental monitoring? Need and types of environmental monitoring. 

  • Water quality monitoring – Conventional water quality monitoring – Basics and components 

  • Continuous water quality monitoring – Need and components 

  • AI in Water quality monitoring – Benefits and case studies


Date: 2nd to 6th  August, 2024 (5 days)

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM (IST

Platform: ZOOM

Course Fees 

Registration Fee:  ₹ 1199

1st Early bird:  ₹ 959  (till 12th July)

2nd Early Bird:  ₹ 1019 (till 25th July)

Group Discount (Min 3 Individuals):  ₹ 899

Organization Discount (Min 5 Individuals) : ₹ 839

Ex-interns: ₹959

Present Interns: ₹599

Bank details:

  • Account type -current

  • Account name- Wildlifearc

  • AC no- 3346750332

  • IFSC- KKBK0002040

  • UPI ID- Wildlifearc@kotak

After the payment please send a screenshot or the payment along with the name, email addresses and phone numbers of the participants via WhatsApp to Ms. Amrita Tripathy at 9041507489.

GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE TO BE PAID TOGETHER AS A GROUP TO OUR UPI ID (E.G. for 3 members, kindly pay together & not separately

For Queries Contact Us

WhatsApp   : +91 9767787609 , 919932469074

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E-CERTIFICATES will be provided for all the participants who will enroll for this  Course.

  • Expert instructor

  • Certificate

  • Lifetime recording access

  • Participation in environmental monitoring events fosters a deeper understanding of local ecosystems and environmental issues.

  • Events promote community involvement, encouraging residents to actively contribute to the well-being of their surroundings.

  • Participants contribute valuable data, aiding scientists and policymakers in making informed decisions for environmental conservation.

  • Scientific Learning: Involvement in monitoring events  enhances knowledge of scientific methods and ecological processes.

  • Empowerment: Participants feel empowered as they play a direct role in preserving the environment, contributing to a sense of collective responsibility.

  • Networking Opportunities: Events bring together individuals with shared interests, facilitating the exchange of ideas and fostering collaborative efforts.

  • Policy Influence: Collected data can influence environmental policies, advocating for evidence-based decision-making at local and regional levels.

  • Skill Development: Participation cultivates skills such as data collection, analysis, and communication, enhancing overall environmental literacy.

  • Stewardship Ethic: Monitoring events instill a sense of environmental stewardship, promoting sustainable practices and responsible resource management.

  • Positive Impact: By participating, individuals actively contribute to the conservation of biodiversity, preservation of ecosystems, and the overall health of the planet.


  • Date : 10th,11th and 12th March 2024

  • Time :  6.30pm to 8:00pm (IST)

  • Platform : Zoom

Course fee and Discounts

  • Course fees:  ₹799/- 

  • First Early Bird: ₹640/- {Till 25th February, 2024}

  • Second Early bird:  ₹720/- {Till 5th March, 2024}

  • Group Discount (Min. 3 individuals): ₹600/-

  • Organization Discount (Min. 5 individuals):₹560/- 

  • Present TNE Interns - ₹400/- 

  • Ex Interns TNE - ₹640/-

  • To avail discount follow the instructions below

Discounts  payment instructions below:

If you fall in the discount category (Group discounts/Present/Ex-Interns) you can directly pay the discounted amount to the bank account below.

Group discount amounts must be paid together and not individually,

Bank details:

  • Account type -current

  • Account name- Wildlifearc

  • AC no- 3346750332

  • IFSC- KKBK0002040

  • UPI ID- Wildlifearc@kotak

After the payment please send a screenshot or the payment along with the name, email addresses and phone numbers of the participants via WhatsApp to Ms. Amrita Tripathy at 9041507489.


For Any Queries:

Contact - 9932469074  (WhatsApp)

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All participants will be presented with exclusive E-Certificates, celebrating their participation and dedication in this enriching event.

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