A look at why India's vulture population is declining alarmingly. Committing oneself to saving vultures may not be everyone's idea of a life vocation. But for 33-year-old Arnab Basu, based India's state of Assam, it is a serious mission with global health ramifications. Over the last 10 years, the population of vultures in India and Pakistan has reduced by 95 per cent - they are now at risk of extinction.
Sikkim is a paradise for the naturalist. The steep variations in elevation and rainfall help create a multitude of species within a limited area. The original inhabitants of Sikkim belonged to the Lepcha tribe, then came the members of the Bhutia tribe from Tibet, and even later the Nepalese. The Sikkimese love to decorate not only their homes but anything that can be decorted -with flowers. This film introduces to the viewer some floral - species of Sikkim.
Elephants are found in plenty in the jungles of South India, Assam and Orissa, Each elephant fetches anything between Rs. 3,000 and 8,000. Most elaborate arrangements are made to trap these wild animals and the risk involved in these operations is considerable. This documentary relates the exciting story of this hazardous adventure.
Metha, along with other tribal hunters in a Khonoma, Nagaland, has given up hunting to save the forests and the endangered Blyth’s Tragopan. The film is a story of development gone awry and and conservation efforts by people to protect their birds and animals.
The film unfolds the miraculous and tender process of the creation of a big river island with rich biodiversity on the barren sand deposits of river Brahmaputra by a tribal person over a period of 30 years. It also focuses on the destruction of the largest river island, Majuli in Assam.
Manas is a National Park and animal reserve in Western Assam. In the last decades two issues have become critical and have been successfully solved: the reintroduction of endangered species like the Rhino or the Bengal Florican, and the involvement of local communities to restrict and overcome poaching. 'Resurgent Manas' presents a dual narrative: on the one hand it provides samples of the various species that are present in the Park, while on the other it explains how the success of the Park has been possible through important initiatives. The result is a documentary that underlines the importance of a symbiotic relationship between all living species.
Film shows people of Tripura have been provided with plotted unreserved forested area by " Patta ", a resolution passed by the parliament in 2006 to distribute land Patta among the people near the forests. These people succeeded in improving quality of the forests.
This film is a study on the relationship between the tribals and the bamboo as a relationship from birth to death. It investigates further into the flowering of bamboo in Manipur and Mizoram which has got environmental, economic and political dimensions.