Outreach for Civil Society Interventions
Conservation outreach and support is often rendered through creative initiatives and talented individuals from varied backgrounds come together to meet this demand at WCS – India Program. Having partnered with us, these dynamic people lead conservation initiatives through joint creative endeavors.
- Award-winning wildlife filmmaker Shekar Dattari (www.shekardattari.com) impacts WCS – India Program in its conservation inventiveness by his hard-hitting films like Mindless Mining-The tragedy of Kudremukh: a pro bono advocacy film on the devastation caused by iron ore of the best rainforest National Parks in India. Voluntary Resettlement – A Win-win Solution: A short video on the successful resettlement of people from the Bhadra Tiger Reserve and the Nagarahole National Park (an initiative undertaken by WCS – India Program). Monitoring Tigers and their Prey: a training video showcasing the latest and correct scientific techniques for monitoring wild tigers and their prey. The film has been produced and directed in association with WCS – India Program and its partner, CWS. His latest film include The Truth about Tigers a documentary that provides pointers on how ordinary citizens can contribute towards saving the tiger. The film combines deep insights from experts including Dr. Ullas Karanth and Belinda Wright. He recently released 25 Years with Tigers, a short-film on the research and conservation efforts and achievements of WCS – India Program.
- Award winning wildlife photographer, filmmaker, naturalist and explorer, Kalyan Varma (www.kalyanvarma.net) specializes in environmental issues in India. He has been actively contributing towards WCS – India Program conservation efforts and has collaborated on important projects.
- Ramki Sreenivasan (www.wildventures.com), renowned wildlife photographer and founder of the popular wildlife portal, Conservation India (www.conservationindia.org), has been actively contributing towards WCS – India Program conservation efforts and has collaborated on important projects.
- Renowned Kannada writer TS Gopal regularly assists in translating and edits books launched by WCS – India Program including Hulirayana Akashavani and Vanya Jeevigala Ramya Loka.
- A popular publishing house in the state, Navakarnataka (www.navakarnataka.com) has played an active role by lending its support to WCS – India Program over the years by publishing many of its regional books including Huliya Baduku, some of which are used as an effective tool in rural education efforts.