Conservation of the natural world of the Carolinas through nature photography is one of the ways CNPA members meet the mission of our organization.

– Each year, CNPA members choose a conservation theme and create an educational video. Premiered during CNPA annual meetings, the videos are posted to the CNPA website where they may be viewed for educational and inspirational purposes.

– CNPA members use their photographic skills and images to build a body of work about varied conservation themes. The showing of these images encourages awareness of and action to conserve the incredible richness of life of the Carolinas and world beyond.

– All CNPA members are free to join the conservation activities at any time by contacting the conservation chair.

– To request use of CNPA educational videos, please see our video policy and permission form below and contact the Conservation Chair at

CNPA Video Policy

CNPA Video Permission Form

2019 Conservation Project: Bears of the Carolinas

Bears were chosen by Regional Coordinators because they inhabit both states, are growing in number and size while sharing their habitat with increasing numbers of humans. Both the Carolinas have USFWS refuges in coastal river areas, bear sightings throughout the states through the coastal plains to foothills and the mountains. Bears are also a much loved subject for many CNPA photographers. We can learn much about the black bears that are a large presence in many areas of our states. This Conservation project can aid our efforts to define the purpose of CNPA Conservation Nature Photography.

Video: Bears of the Carolinas

2018 Conservation Project: The Monarch Butterfly

Video: The Monarch – A Butterfly We Cannot Live Without

Other Conservation details

Projects & Exhibitions