Trailer of the film - Treasures of Grasslands
Winner Nature in Focus Film Awards 2019
Official Selection ALT EFF 2020
The complete film is being used for private and public screenings. A marathi version of the film is being used in local villages to spread awareness. Film screenings can be done on request - please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
As a young group of nature enthusiasts and photographers, we regularly roamed these less explored areas on Grasslands in search of birds and mammals. A chance spotting of a pack of Indian Wolves ( Canis lupus) in 2009, paved the way for this initiative. We wanted to know more about this elusive grassland predator Indian Wolf (Canis lupus) which is a Schedule 1 Species under Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. Over the course of the next decade, we scourged these grasslands for all signs of life and interacted extensively with the Dhangar ( Nomadic Tribe) communities to know more about these grasslands. What we found was simply staggering. Over these mostly unprotected lands, lay hidden a virtual treasure trove of Wild Wonders. There are more than 350 species of Birds & 25+ species of Mammals in the grasslands of Maharashtra, India. We felt it was a story that needed to be told. This film was created by us with the sole aim of creating awareness about this astonishing wildlife diversity that thrives just 30 minutes away from one of India's largest city of Pune, Maharashtra, India and also the various threats that endanger this fragile wonderland.
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