In production : Pong Biodiversity

Situated in the kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh, covering an area of about 45,000 hectares – The pong sanctuary is surrounded by the snow peaked dhauladhar range.

A paradise for birds watchers, the sanctuary has become an important stop for annual migratory species. More than 20,000 birds visit every year – including vast populations of barheaded geese.

The film explores the importance and biodiversity of this Ramsar Wetland site and showcases the on ground conservation activities by the forest department for the protection of the wetland.

The Western Tragopan

The sun breaks through the inky darkness of the Himachal...Bulbuls and Jays take to flight from the spreading canopy of green and silver oaks, Gorals forage in the dew drenched grasses, high above in the forest…somewhere the tragopan is hidden.

Even though populations of these birds remain in small fragments in the pristine forests of the Greater Himalayan National Park – the film aims to document and film the western tragopan in its natural habitat for the first time!

The crew is currently spending weeks in the forest of the Himalayan national park, meeting experts and developing new techniques to capture this elusive bird on film and share it with viewers across the world.

This is part of a series of 4 films funded by the Himachal Pradesh government.
 
In production
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