Plants Under Pressure

Many plant species are threatened by changes to their habitat, including fires, commercial logging and growing settlements. This water-colour illustrated stop-motion animation outlines the threats to plants globally and the amazing work undertaken by the Plants Under Pressure team at London's Natural History Museum to combat the declines. Commissioned to be shown at COP 26 to communicate to world leaders and policy makers the importance of plants and these innovative tools to understand and mitigate biodiversity loss.

  • Lauren Cook
    Beavers: Natures Ecosystem Engineers, The New Urban Jungle, Hen Harrier Day.
  • Lauren Cook
  • Neil Brummitt
  • Ana Claudia Araujo
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Science, Nature, Conservation
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,400 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Distribution Information
  • Natural History Museum
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Lauren Cook

Lauren is a PhD student at the Natural History Museum in London studying molecular ecology. Alongside her studies, Lauren is a freelance artist. She combines her interests in art and the natural world for science communication, specialising in animations to raise conservation awareness.

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Director Statement

It was totally enlightening working with scientists from the museum to create this animation. The work they do is so important and inspiring, and I am glad I can help in this small way to get their messages out there. Thank you for watching!