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BBC Perfect Planet - Ahiak Migratory Bird Sanctuary (Karrak Lake) - Arctic Foxes (148982)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Sarah Walsh
Company: Silverback Films Ltd
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-05-15
End Date: 2019-07-17
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Our company, Silverback Films, a UK television company, have been commissioned to produce a major new factual, wildlife series provisionally titled Perfect Planet. Silverback Films was formed in 2012 and is led by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey (both previous heads of the BBC Natural History unit) who created the wildlife television series; Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Blue Planet for the BBC. Silverback Films specialise in the production of high quality wildlife programmes and brings together a world class team of wildlife film makers to create the highest quality natural history programmes. Silverback Films has produced Disneynature feature films; Earth, Bears, African Cats, Chimpanzee and Monkey Kingdom. As well as epic wildlife series such as North America for the Discovery channel and our most recent wildlife series commission, The Hunt, which was recently transmitted on BBC1 and worldwide. Silverback have also previously filmed at Karrak Lake for the 'North America' series for Discovery in 2011. Perfect Planet is a 5-part wildlife television documentary series, which has been filmed over a 4-year period and is due to air on BBC1 in 2020. Perfect Planet is a unique fusion of blue chip natural history and earth sciences -explains how the living planet operates. This 5-part series will show how the forces of nature - weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes – drive, shape and support earth’s great diversity of life. In doing so, it will reveal how animals are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them. Through use of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers, we aim to both educate and entertain viewers the world over. Our programs are focused solely on telling the story of the natural habitats and the animals that live within them. An important part of this story for us is how animals adapt to vast changes in earths resources throughout the year. Episode 1 focuses on how changes in the distribution of sunlight across the globe drive unique animal behaviours and adaptations. Two of our keystone sequences will showcase how animals cope with periods of no sunlight perpetual sunlight. We have already filmed the polar night in Ellesmere Island and now wish to film the Midnight sun in the in the Ahiak (Queen Maud Gulf) Migratory Bird Sanctuary. This location interests us because there is just a short 5-week window when there is no snow on the ground and it is a race against time for animals to rear their young and get ready for the rapidly approaching winter. Please see attached Non Technical Project Summary for a detailed outline of the proposed filming activities.
Personnel:
Persons: 4
Days: 62
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
4706 point Karrak Lake Research Station
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary permit under the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Aircraft 1 twin otter The crew will use commercial airlines to reach their point of entry and departure in Cambridge Bay, then charter aircraft as detailed below to reach the research station. All charter aircraft from Cambridge Bay is managed by the Polar Continental Shelf Program. These flights will be shared by the other scientific research teams who will also be working out of the research station. The flights are just used for moving people and equipment in and out of the location and not used for filming .
Boat 1 10ft On location crew will travel on foot and in small boats (10ft aluminium with 16 hp engines) owned by the Karrak Lake Research Station to reach the mainland from the station, which is situated on an island. The research station have 3 boats in total which are stored permanently on site. The boats can only be used once the lake melts from around the 10th June and are just used for crossing from the accommodation which is situated on an island to the main land.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Propane 0 0 Cubic ft Cooking - this is provided and managed by the Karrak Lake Research Station, who have Task Hazard Analyses (THA) and Safe Work Procedures (SWP) in place for the use, maintenance and disposal.
Diesel 0 0 Cubic ft On location crew will travel on foot and in small boats (10ft aluminium with 16 hp engines) owned by the Karrak Lake Research Station to reach the mainland from the station, which is situated on an island. The research station have 3 boats in total which are stored permanently on site. The boats can only be used once the lake melts from around the 10th June and are just used for crossing from the accommodation which is situated on an island to the main land.
Diesel 0 0 Cubic ft Turbo B FuelThe main cabin is heated by an oil stove that burns waste turbo fuel. Turbo B (turbo B is a mixture of ~2/3 kerosene and ~1/3 naptha (the latter also known as white gas)) instead ofkerosene). This is provided by and managed by Karrak Lake Research Station, who have Task Hazard Analyses (THA) and Safe Work Procedures (SWP) in place for the use, maintenance and disposal.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0.02 Water is obtained by melting snow/ice or collecting lake water. In spring, pack galvanized pails with snow or ice and place on the oil stove. snow and lakes
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Waste is managed by the Karrak Lake Research Station who have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Task Hazard Analyses (THAs) established; Dry garbage is incinerated Compost is dumped into pits and then immediately buried. All “non-burnables” (tin cans, various metals, glass, etc.) are shipped to Cambridge Bay for disposal. Biological wastes are disposed of in Lou bags which are burnt any buried.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-01-07
Originator: Sarah Walsh
Public Registry ID: 15027
Document Size: 936.11 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-01-10
Originator: Sarah Walsh
Public Registry ID: 15044
Document Size: 935.41 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-01-14
Originator: Sarah Walsh
Public Registry ID: 15062
Document Size: 939.39 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-01-15
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 15084
Document Size: 227.42 Kb
2018-11-27 05:58:59, from: Sarah Walsh
 Good Morning, I am currently in the process of completing an application with the Canadian Wildlife Service in able to gain permission to film a new wildlife documentary on Arctic Foxes out at the Karrak Lake research Station. Lisa Pirie-Dominix has advised me to contact both yourselves and the Nunavat Impact Review board as an application for the migratory bird sanctuary permit we are applying for automatically triggers a review by both of your agencies. I am currently contacting local communities to get their engagement and support before finally submitting the completed application to the CWS. Can you please advise me at which point should i submit an application to yourselves, would this be after my CWS permit is approved or can i start this process earlier. Would i complete the application form on this website. there are many sections which do not apply to us for example karrak lake research station is providing us with water and handling our waste disposal. if you have any advise on how the application should be completed i would much appreciate it. Kind regards Sarah-Jane Walsh I Researcher BBC One I Perfect Planet 1 St Augustine’s Yard I Gaunts Lane I Bristol I BS1 5DE I UK Tel: +44 (0) 117 992 7277 Mob: +44 (0) 7926 107040 www.silverbackfilms.tv