The Green Hope Colombia Fund


The "Humpback Whales Documentary"


The Green Hope Colombia Foundation, supports the Documentary about the Humpback Whales migration Documentary; filmed in the Pacific Ocean in Colombia by Quica Foundation / Holland.



"A journey through the Colombian Pacific, documenting the majestic humpback whales and the importance of marine protected areas for conservation and for the sustainable and economic development of coastal communities".





Chocó in the Colombian Pacific is a secluded paradise covered with a huge green carpet of rainforest, bays, inlets, rivers, mangrove -fringed beaches and a rich biodiversity. With its 1,300km long, the Colombian Pacific Coast is one of the wettest regions in the world; with an immense ecological and hydrographic wealth.



There, the humpbacks or better known as humpback whales migrate each year more than eight thousand (8,000) kilometers from distant feeding grounds in the Antarctic Peninsula to the Pacific coast of Colombia. When they reach the warm waters of the Colombian Pacific, between the months of June and November they perform their courtship and mating acts.


In March 2015, after a struggle of more than 20 years the black communities of Nuquí (Chocó) achieved that the government declared sixty thousand hectares of the Colombian Pacific as a Marine Protected Area under a figure that will allow them to conserve and use their natural resources in a sustainable manner (DRMI).


However, the Regional District of Integrated Management (DRMI) presents direct threats not only for coastal communities that depend on fishing (70 %) but also for whales and other species that migrate each year to the Colombian Pacific.



The Problem


Nuquí, where there have been discussions on the construction of a port in the recently declared marine area, it is also home to 90% of the shrimp fishing grounds around the country and one of the main sources of the Colombian Pacific fishing with an annual extraction of at least 750 tons of snapper, tuna, sea bass and shrimp.



Trammel fishing also occurs within the protected area and it is one of the main threats to the survival of mammals, turtles and seabirds. The problem is exacerbated by the time the nets remain in the water, reducing the potential for survival.



In addition, offshore seismic exploration for oil and gas, a source of noise pollution can disturb the communication of whales and their mating activities and migration patterns. Offshore seismic exploration began in 2009 on the southern Pacific coast of Colombia.


The continuity of seismic exploration - and the future of offshore drilling - could mean the end of the migration of humpback whales in this area; and thus a well-established ecotourism industry which supports the fragile local economy of one of the poorest regions of Colombia.



What we want to do


The "Yubartas" team traveled to the depths of the Colombian Pacific to investigate the main environmental threats that occur in the Gulf of Tribugá (from Cabo Corrientes to the National Park Utría). We documented the majestic humpback whales in the southern hemisphere, the grandeur of the Gulf of Tribugá and we managed to get interviews with various government agencies, NGOs, fishermen, leaders and owners of eco-tourist hotels.



Our goal through the documentary is to sensitize Colombian society (government, civil society organizations, businesses and citizens) and the international community about the importance of conserving and protecting the Pacific. The main objective is to strengthen the management of the marine reserve and to extend it throughout the Colombian Pacific. The role of local communities is essential. We will insist on the importance of whale watching activities to the coastal communities. Tourism brings social and economic development.


At present, no documentary in Colombia exposes this problem.





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We need USD$35,000 to complete post-production costs. We have come up with some great perks to entice you to help us get there.


Here is the breakdown of how the USD$35,000 will be used:


Editing: This is a time-consuming job but vital for assuring a good result.

Animation: Good quality animations are very expensive but worth the investment.

Music: We are hiring a music composer.


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