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Jane V Adams ADMIN September 25, 2015
We now have over 16,000 stunning images of Dorset and its fantastic wildlife! To find out more about what we do, check our our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dorsetwildlife - Jane

This group discussion is for members only.

Group Description

About this Group

This is a group for photographs of DORSET WILDLIFE & LANDSCAPES

It has been set up by us (Dorset Wildlife Trust) to highlight the wonderful diversity of wildlife and plants that we have in Dorset, England, and to let people know about recent wildlife sightings.

We also have a Photography & Video Group for Dorset Wildlife Trust members, which meets regularly in Dorset for field trips, talks and workshops.

See www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/photographic_video_group.html for more details.

We really look forward to seeing your photographs!

Wildlife photography Code of Conduct

Remember when taking photographs or video of wildlife that the welfare of the subject is more important than the image.

Here are a few key points to remember:

> Always photograph animals and birds from a safe and respectable distance

> If they show any sign of stress move further back or leave altogether

> Be patient and never force an animal or bird to do something. Remember that the effect of many people is cumulative: you might be the 100th person that day to disturb the subject

> Never encroach on nests or dens during the breeding season

> Treat the habitat with the same regard that you have for the animals themselves

> Check published recommendations such as the excellent code produced by the Nature Group of the Royal Photographic Society www.rps.org/special-interest-groups/nature/about/the-nature-photographers-code-of-practice

> Many species are legally protected. The Law as it affects nature photography must be observed. For Great Britain the main legislation is listed at www.rps.org/special-interest-groups/nature/about/the-nature-photographers-code-of-practice

> Finally always be honest and truthful when captioning your images

You agree to photographs added to this group being used on our recent sightings page on our website at www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/dorset_sightings.html and to other pages (seasonally).

Photographs will be added to this group at the discretion of the administrator. Any photograph that doesn't follow the above Code of Conduct will not be added.

5 photographs can be added per day.

About Dorset Wildlife Trust

Our work in Dorset:-

We manage nature reserves for the good of wildlife
We influence decision makers and others who affect wildlife
We stand up for wildlife against development threats
We seek to improve public appreciation of wildlife

Our priorities & challenges:-

To reverse the continuing loss of habitats and wildlife species from Dorset.
Dorset's incredible marine wildlife is under threat. We need greater protection of sea life now.

Demand for housing is putting areas at risk where wildlife flourishes. We will act as wildlife champions protecting against poor development plans. Climate change may greatly affect Dorset's habitats and wildlife. We are working to help wildlife adapt to climate change through our Living Landscapes programme.

Please Note

Dorset Wildlife Trust social media should not be used for self-promotion, or the promotion of other organisations or commercial enterprises without DWT consent.

Find out more about Dorset Wildlife Trust at the following link:

Group Rules

Group Rules

All photographs added MUST BE of wild Dorset flora or fauna.

Photographs must be tagged, or have a description or title that shows the photograph was taken in Dorset.

You agree to photographs added to this group being used on our recent sightings page on our website at www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/dorset_sightings.html and to other pages (seasonally).

5 photographs can be added per day.

Wildlife Photography Code of Conduct

Remember when taking photographs or video of wildlife that the welfare of the subject is more important than the image.

Here are a few key points to remember:

> Always photograph animals and birds from a safe and respectable distance

> If they show any sign of stress move further back or leave altogether

> Be patient and never force an animal or bird to do something. Remember that the effect of many people is cumulative: you might be the 100th person that day to disturb the subject

> Never encroach on nests or dens during the breeding season

> Treat the habitat with the same regard that you have for the animals themselves

> Check published recommendations such as the excellent code produced by the Nature Group of the Royal Photographic Society www.rps.org/special-interest-groups/nature/about/the-nature-photographers-code-of-practice

> Many species are legally protected. The Law as it affects nature photography must be observed. For Great Britain the main legislation is listed at www.rps.org/special-interest-groups/nature/about/the-nature-photographers-code-of-practice

> Finally always be honest and truthful when captioning your images

Photographs will only be added to the group at the discretion of the administrator. Any photograph that the administrator feels does not follow the above Code of Conduct will not be added.

Dorset Wildlife Trust social media should not be used for self-promotion, or the promotion of other organisations or commercial enterprises without DWT consent.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 5 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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