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The film

A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Written by Rémi Dupouy, Laurence Buchmann & Marc Giraud.

Through the eyes of 200 passionate videographers.

The educational tool

More than just a film, VIVANT is an awareness-raising tool with the potential to educate, amaze and awaken awareness of the biodiversity that surrounds us. 

 

Since knowledge and emotion are the basis of all action, the film and its educational resources are at your disposal for further discovery of living things at any age.

Organize a screening

Organize a
screening in
  my NGO
   my school
    my association

VIBRANT is available free of charge to schools, associations, NGOs and any non-commercial initiative wishing to organize a screening. Only free public screenings are authorized.

1

Define your in-house educational program around the film VIBRANT and biodiversity in France.

You can use the dedicated educational pack (French only), as well as our other freely-available resources (French only) for taking action.

To host your screening, consult our list of contributors (French only) to contact a naturalist who participated in the film or a partner association.

2

Register your projection project by filling in the quick, dedicated form (French only).

You will then receive a confirmation e-mail with the links to view the film. You'll have access to the whole film, as well as to the movie in two parts.

Corporate screenings are subject to a specific procedure. Tell us about your screening project at vivant@hopeprod.com.

Organize a workshop
around the film

To host the film screening, you have the option to contact a naturalist who participated in the film or a specialized association for an educational presentation.

Partner
associations

They will be able to talk about their field of expertise and ecological issues in general. Many of them also offer other biodiversity-related educational resources, and will be delighted to share them with you.

Volunteer

videographers

They can speak about the regions and species featured in the film that they worked on, their passion as wildlife photographers and videographers, and, for some, the broader issues of nature conservation.

Discover the living world

Exploring natural spaces

through the film

Rediscover the film's images and species across the different natural spaces by clicking on the photos below! You'll also find the names of the videographers who captured each image.

Learning to observe

VIBRANT is firstly a collaborative film.

The work of over 200 naturalist videographers.

Images of exceptional quality.

Life through the lens

Discover their work in

A film by Jeremy Frey and Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Written with Rémi Dupouy.

LIFE THROUGH THE LENS (YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND) ©HOPE PRODUCTION - CALT PRODUCTION - 2023 -

Learn to observe

The little observer's guide

As nature lovers, we love to observe, and this is an essential step in generating the desire to preserve and protect the living world around us. But observing requires good practices and precaution to avoid disturbing ecosystems. To be as discreet as possible, there are a few simple rules to apply at any age, and to pass on to the younger ones.

 

1

 

Observing wildlife doesn't necessarily require traveling to the ends of the world.

Naming the plants on your daily route, discovering the exoticism of your local parks and gardens, identifying the birdsong at your window, rediscovering the species that colonize the waterways and woods of our regions - wonder is at hand everywhere, all the time, for all ages!

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Taking the time.

Patience will be the watchword of your naturalist outings. You can't just order animals to appear in the binoculars! Take the time to prepare your outings well, identify the most promising passages, equip yourself warmly if necessary, and take with you all you need to prepare for a comfortable wait. Or, on the contrary, go out with your nose to the wind, taking advantage of what nature spontaneously offers along the way! Some animals can only be glimpsed for a few seconds at a bend in the path. But observation can also be a game of patience: plant a few seeds in a pot in the classroom, observe the growth of a fern day after day, let a patch of lawn return to its wild state, and so on.

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Silence is golden.

To approach the most elusive animals, discretion is essential. By moving quietly, you will increase your chances of seeing them. You will also avoid disturbing all the species whose presence you might not even suspect, but who have heard you coming from far away. When near animals, speak softly and avoid sudden movements to prevent alarming them.

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Keeping your distance.

With silence and patience, managing distance is another key to observing nature. Approach animals by circling around rather than heading straight towards them to avoid stressing them or triggering defensive behaviors. Use binoculars and halt any approach at the slightest sign of unease or withdrawal. The distance to maintain can vary depending on species, individuals, and seasons (such as during the breeding period); make sure to research thoroughly before heading out.

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Leaving no trace of your presence

If you spend hours on the lookout, leave the area completely clean and undisturbed. And if you find garbage along the way, be so kind as to take it with you. Don't leave anything for the animals to eat either. You could inadvertently create health problems for them, modify their behavior or create habits that are harmful to walkers.

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Touching with your eyes!

To preserve the species, and for your own health and safety, don't collect anything you're not absolutely sure about, and never touch any animal. Taking small animals such as crustaceans or insects, even if only to observe them in a bucket, can be fatal. Touching a nest to see if it contains eggs can subtly disturb the arrangement of vegetation around it, which can hinder the return of the parents or give access to predators. Never approach a young animal: it's well known that it's rarely alone, and the mother is not far away. When picking plants or mushrooms, find out in advance about authorized areas and never take the risk of picking - let alone tasting - what you don't know.

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Observing with your 5 senses

Don't miss out on the full spectacle of nature by relying solely on your eyesight. Observation involves all 5 senses: appreciate life in all its nuances of form and color according to the season, touch the texture of a leaf or a trunk, smell the humus in the forest or the sea air on the coast, savor - with the advice of an expert - the taste of aromatic wild plants, listen to birdsong, but also be on the lookout for the slightest crack of a branch or... silence.

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Giving free rein to your creativity.

For the more artistic or manual types, try your hand at land art, creating works of art and musical instruments from natural materials, or simply try your hand at drawing or reading in the great outdoors.

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Finally (and above all), getting informed

Properly preparing your expedition, regardless of its scope, is the key to enjoying your time in nature. Associations, tourist offices, and various institutions will provide you with all the practical, legal, or scientific information you might need. Be sure to plan your route carefully, learn about regulations, breeding seasons, nesting areas, spawning grounds, etc.

 

Local guides and associations can also share their expertise to ensure an unforgettable exploration.

OBSERVING NATURE
THE GOLDEN RULES

Getting involved every day

6 WAYS TO

1

I reduce my meat consumption

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I protect endangered species by limiting hunting.

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I leave an uncultivated area in my garden and avoid mowing.

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I eat organic to reduce pesticides, if I can afford it.

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I plant hedges, trees, and flowers to help with pollination.

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Joining a biodiversity preservation association.

My ressources and associations

Resources for action

With my convictions and my will, as a family or with friends, at home or in nature, in my school or in my town, I'm committed to the living world around me!

  • Engaging my institution in the E3D approach.
    The 'E3D' labeling (School or Establishment in a Comprehensive Sustainable Development Approach) was developed by the Ministry of National Education to recognize and encourage schools and educational institutions committed to a comprehensive sustainable development approach. This initiative contributes to education for sustainable development by making the institution a place of global learning for sustainable development. The approach involves all stakeholders of the school or institution (administration, teachers, staff, students, parents) and partners, including local authorities.
  • Becoming an eco-delegate
    In middle and high school classes, class eco-delegates are elected by their classmates. As primary actors in ecological matters within the school environment, these eco-delegates play an essential role in raising awareness and mobilizing their peers to make schools more biodiversity-friendly and actively involved in climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
  • To make my establishment an eco-school.
    Eco-School provides a guide for educational teams to effectively implement sustainable development from preschool to high school. The association Teragir launched the Eco-School program in 2005. The program aims to help students better understand the world around them, enabling them to thrive and actively participate in it. It relies on the involvement of all stakeholders within a school (students, teachers, administration, technical staff, etc.) as well as the broader community (local authorities, associations, parents, etc.).
  • Informing myself, training, preparing my presentations.
    The ADEME offers young people a website where they can find all the explanations about sustainable development, climate change, daily life tips, downloadable photos, videos, as well as a space to express ideas and ask questions.
  • Working in class with the shared resources from FRENE
    The French Network for Nature and Environmental Education (FRENE), formerly known as the School and Nature Network, was established in 1983 in response to the need for teachers and nature educators to meet, exchange ideas, and improve their practices. FRENE promotes a popular, secular, and liberating education approach. This education contributes to our awareness of our place as human beings in nature and in the world. It serves as a resource for collective action through concrete initiatives. Respecting diverse approaches, affiliations, and practices, FRENE supports all stakeholders in environmental and nature education.
  • Understanding wildlife with the French Biodiversity Agency
    To understand the basics about biodiversity, the threats it faces, and the importance of its preservation, the French Biodiversity Agency and its partners offer educational kits, videos, and various resources for students of all ages and their teachers.
  • Mobilizing my city to celebrate nature with the IUCN.
    Launched in 2007 by the French Committee of IUCN and the magazine Terre Sauvage, the Fête de la Nature (Nature Festival) brings together professionals, nature enthusiasts, and the general public every May through thousands of events. Several regions, departments, municipalities, public and private organizations take advantage of this major celebration to host events showcasing the nature and biodiversity of their territories over five days, featuring more than 5,000 free events for the public.
  • Linking life, science, and the L214 law
    L214 Éducation is a campaign by the animal rights organization L214. Launched in 2017, it aims to be an educational and informative initiative that encourages young people to reflect on the condition of animals. The approach is based on scientific knowledge and animal protection laws. Using language adapted for a young audience, L214 Éducation stimulates reflection through a playful and interactive approach, overseen by a scientific advisory board.

Directory

of associations

To go further, we suggest connecting with some of our partner associations to access their specific resources. You can also reach out to them now to get involved and take action.

Jane Goodall Institute France

Roots & Shoots is the environmental education program for and by young people of the Jane Goodall Institute France. Roots & Shoots members gather in small groups around a common project to raise awareness and take local action in environmental education and protection, on humanitarian and civic engagement topics they choose or are proposed by the Jane Goodall Institute France. Supported by the entire Roots & Shoots network and guided by adults in classrooms, schools, MJCs, social centers, etc., Roots & Shoots projects and their achievements can be integrated into the school curriculum.

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Fondation GoodPlanet

The GoodPlanet Foundation has launched CAP 2030, a national program aimed at raising awareness and mobilizing young people aged 15-25 around major challenges such as combating climate change, protecting biodiversity, and promoting social justice. By identifying concrete action paths, the program empowers young people to engage with current ecological and solidarity issues in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to provide local-scale solutions.

Fondation pour la Nature et pour l'Homme

Plant to help biodiversity, but also for everyone's health and well-being.  That's what the #JagisJePlante campaign is all about, with free training from the Fondation pour la Nature et pour l'Homme on how to plant country hedges, green walls, edible groves and mini urban forests.

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Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux – LPO

Through its educational efforts, the LPO aims to contribute to the understanding of ecosystems, highlight their fragility, and raise awareness of biodiversity to influence behaviors and foster responsible and respectful attitudes towards living beings. Bird counting, wildlife observation, refuges, national campaigns, and educational documentation make the LPO both an institution and a treasure trove for acting in favor of biodiversity.

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Fond Mondial pour la Nature – WWF

WWF works to conserve some 50 endangered species on every continent. They are of ecological, economic and cultural importance, and require concerted conservation efforts at both global and local levels. The WWF network is active in 35 marine and terrestrial ecoregions, with some of the richest, rarest and often threatened natural heritage on the planet. WWF works to develop human activities that respect the planet and its biodiversity.

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France Nature Environnement

As a federation, FNE supports its member and affiliated associations in their actions and works to develop and recognize environmental education. The 9,000 local and national associations federated by France Nature Environnement have always been committed to raising environmental awareness in all regions of France, and offer a wide range of educational content, training courses, interventions and more.

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Fondation Tara Océan

France's first charitable foundation dedicated to the ocean, the Tara Ocean Foundation is developing an open, innovative and unprecedented ocean science that will enable us tomorrow to predict, anticipate and better understand climate risks and better protect biodiversity. It uses this high-level scientific expertise and these adventures at sea to raise awareness and educate the younger generations and the general public, mobilize political decision-makers at the highest level, and enable developing countries to make use of this new knowledge about the Ocean.

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FERUS

FERUS is the national association dedicated to the protection of large predators in France. For the past 20 years, it has been working to promote the return of the bear, wolf and lynx in all favorable natural environments. It also works actively to promote the cohabitation of large predators and human activities, notably through its flagship PastoraLoup program, which offers additional assistance to farmers in wolf areas. FERUS also offers other field programs in the Alps, Jura, Vosges and Pyrenees to improve knowledge and acceptance of bears, wolves and lynx. In the Pyrenees, the Api'Ours program enables the planting of fruit trees to promote biodiversity. FERUS also takes legal action, participates in meetings with public authorities, gives lectures and speaks in schools.

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