Mission and Ethics
Conservation, Integrity and Excellence in Photography.
The principles that guide WEPA include Conservation, Integrity and Excellence in Photography.
Any photographer who wants to become a member of WEPA, must demonstrate these values through his photography. His/hers works should help protect biodiversity and natural ecosystems integrity. He/she must adhere to moral and ethical principles, to act in order to establish standards in nature conservation and be a model for others.
Members and participants in the projects of the Association must comply and maintain the highest ethical standards in their actions and behavior in the natural environment.
For this we adopted a set of basic principles, as follows:
Those who violate these principles will be excluded from the Association.
Based on the three principles we have adopted the following policies:
Association advocates for minimizing the impact in the areas and on the subjects of photographs taken by members of the Association:
In some cases, shooting of captive animals can be a rare source of images that can be used for the specific purpose of preservation of species. The use of captive animals for taking pictures should be governed by the following rules:
We believe that the digital manipulation of the images must not alter the content and not distort the event presented. Creative manipulation is accepted, provided that the end user is notified about the image being digitally manipulated.