Hong Kong & Indonesia

    Hong Kong is a boundless international hub for the trade in marine products such as shark fins, sea sponges and an array of tropical fish for consumption and for the ornamental fish trade. It is estimated that as many as 100,000 sharks are slaughtered annually for their fins. Many of our species of shark are becoming increasingly rare and according to new global statistics over eighty percent of our planets marine predators are now either close to extinction or highly … [Read more...]

Blue in Focus – Hong Kong to Indonesia

  Hari Raya Nyepi is the new year celebration for the Hindu community of Bali in the Caka year of 1938. On this very auspicious occasion, many ceremonies and rituals are held throughout the island of Bali.   After arriving in Bali from Hong Kong I was to read this notice at the national airport of Denpasar. The New Year celebration was in-itself a new experience, but a Solar Eclipse was to add a mystical adventure on my visit to this world famous exotic … [Read more...]

Blue In Focus – Update

It has been two weeks since my return from E.Africa having filmed over a period of six months in Mozambique, Tanzania and along the coast of Kenya. Since my return to the UK I have joined forces with a new team of talented marine biologists and supporters of marine conservation such as Dr David Obura of Cordio - Steve Trott of the Watumu Marine Association - Jack Wootton - Aggelina Kanellopoulou - Mary Lewis of the JGI - Ian Redmond and lastly our trusted editor Chris … [Read more...]

Pembe Ya Ndovu – Press Release

  From: CMS Secretariat Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 4:21 PM To: UN Bonn All Premises <****************************> Subject: FW: International Elephant Film Festival - Screening on Thursday at 14.00 hrs Dear colleagues, We would like to invite you to a film screening on Thursday, 3rd March, to celebrate UN World Wildlife Day. Come and join us to watch a spectacular film, which will be shown for the first time at the International Elephant Film Festival in New … [Read more...]

Hong Kong Trip (Shark fin trade, plastic pollution and marine exploitation)

Hong Kong in February is somewhat cold and grey, much to my surprised, in contrast to my previous visits to Hong Kong which have been during the hot subtropical summers of Asia’s far East. On arrival I was met by Alex Hofford a long-term resident of Hong Kong and a leading conservationist who has been instrumental in a campaign not only to outlaw the sale of African ivory, but also leading an effective campaign against the shark fin trade. With eight hours difference between the UK and … [Read more...]

Blue In Focus – Africa Update

    The journey to E.Africa has been a five month expedition into the marine coastal waters of the W.Indian Ocean, and a learning curve on the corals, mangroves and pristine waters of this region of Africa.           I have been privileged to visit the remote Mozambican island of Vamizi, situated in the far north of this vast E.African nation - whilst in Tanzania, I was able to spend a month on the island of … [Read more...]

A Message from Dr Jane Goodall

  During the making of Pembe Ya Ndovu, a documentary on the illegal trade in African ivory, we were privileged to have the support of Dr Jane Goodall - a conservation campaigner and one of the planets foremost primatologist. Jane has been instrumental in leading campaigns on various topics and issues related to the well being of our planets dwindling  biodiversity.     … [Read more...]

Blue In Focus

Green Heart Films has just returned from E.Africa, where we have been filming underwater near the island of Mafia, just south of Zanzibar, within the territorial waters of the republic of Tanzania.  One of East Africa’s most pristine biodiverse marine regions is found off the coast of North Mozambique;  this is the island of Vamizi where we were able to film sharks, turtles and an array of untouched corals in one of the most diverse marine regions of the Western Indian Ocean. Indian … [Read more...]

New Project – Blue In Focus

Green Heart Films is about to begin a two year project on the coastal regions of E.Africa, and will be visiting Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and the southern coast of Somalia within the region of Kisimayo. The documentary will be filming the impact of human activity on the oceans bio-diversity and the decline of fish stocks and coral reefs.   The first visit will focus on coral reefs and whale sharks near the island of Mafia, after which we will be looking at the marine resources of … [Read more...]

Africa’s Troubled Heart.

"Africa's Troubled Heart" is now Complete. … [Read more...]