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Karrak Lake geese filming (149658)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Joshua Bullock
Company: Silverback
Schedule:
Start Date: 2022-06-01
End Date: 2022-07-07
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
OUR PLANET ON THE MOVE is a wildlife series for Netflix focussing on animal migrations, their challenges and their motivations. Our series follows on from the successful OUR PLANET series (watched by 400 million viewers, also on NETLFIX). Silverback Films would like to bring a small film crew to document the summer interaction between migrating snow geese and the resident arctic foxes that rely on the birds’ arrival to survive at Karrak Lake, Ahiak (Queen Maud Gulf) Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Nunavut. Silverback sent a film crew to the sanctuary as recently as 2019 for the BBC series PERFECT PLANET (which applied to the NPC successfully under file number 148982) to film (We will be again using an experienced Canadian guide, who has previously managed the science camp at Karrak Lake for several years, and has also led several film crews at Karrak Lake to film similar wildlife sequences.
Personnel:
Persons: 4
Days: 30
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
8130 point Karrak Lake Research Station, Ahiak (Queen Maud Gulf) Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Other
Licensing Agencies
CWS: National Wildlife Area permit under the Wildlife Area Regulations
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Tents 3-5 200cm x 100cm Personal tents used for sleeping. Larger group tent for cooking & gear storage.
Honda Generator 1 100cm x 50cm x 50cm charging camera batteries etc
Firearms/shotgun 1 80cm Bear protection
Long lens camera equipment 2 50cm x 30cm Main equipment for filming wildlfie
Drone 2 30 x 20cm Two small Mavic drones - 1kg in weight. Using one, one backup. Filming aerial sequences.
Coleman propane stove 1 20Litres For cooking.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 6 42 Gallons Approximately 4-8 drums of fuel required. Fuel will be stored within spill containment berms installed at Karrak Lake Research Station and/or Perry River, in accordance with current, established protocols at those locations. Empty drums will be returned to Cambridge Bay at the end of the filming period.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Camera Batteries 25 1 Kg Filming equipment has small rechargable batteries each about a kilo
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Our small team will be living with the scientists at Karrak Lake - our food consumption and human waste will align with their procedures and camp's infrastructure (toilets, kitchen etc). Our film crew guide Alain Lusignan, was manager of the research station and will make sure the team operate according to established procedures and protocols regarding safety and environmental concerns, such as: disturbance, waste disposal, fuel storage, boating, firearms usage, etc. The film crew will maintain respectful distances from wildlife at all times, and be ready to suspend or cease filming if wildlife show signs of disturbance. This holds true regardless of the type of camera being used (long-lens, remote camera, drone), or the species being filmed. The team’s primary objective is to film natural, undisturbed wildlife behaviour, free of any kind of human influence. For part of the filming period, the film team may operate from a small fly camp. Best practices will be maintained at such locations to mitigate disturbances, manage wastes, and avoid encounters with dangerous wildlife. Empty aviation fuel drums will be returned to Cambridge Bay at the end of the filming period.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Non-Combustible wastes 6 na Taking with us in transport to Cambridge Bay.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-01-06
Originator: Joshua Bullock
Public Registry ID: 19329
Document Size: 23.72 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-01-06
Originator: Joshua Bullock
Public Registry ID: 19330
Document Size: 26.17 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-01-06
Originator: Joshua Bullock
Public Registry ID: 19331
Document Size: 32.86 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-01-10
Originator: Solomon Amuno
Public Registry ID: 19347
Document Size: 298.32 Kb
2022-01-06 10:46:17, from: Joshua Bullock
 Dear Mr Savoy, Following our correspondence last year, please find the final application. Our Canadian Wildlife Service is in train currently, overseen by Alannah Kataluk-Primeau. We have had our project proposal translated into Inuinnaqtun and Inuktitut. For community consultation, on Alannah's suggestion, I have approached Ms Beverly Limousin at the Hamlet at Cambridge Bay and Ipeelie Ootoova at the Association of Hunters and Trappers who are both considering our project. If there is anything else you require don't hesitate to reach out to me. I have emailed you directly. Best, Joshua Bullock Assistant Producer Silverback Films Whatsapp: +44 7761441449 josh.bullock@silverbackfilms.tv