Film Screening ‘The Race to Save the Amur Falcon’ — SCCS Bengaluru, 24th Sept 2016

  • On:
    September 24, 2016
  • Timing:
    4:50PM to 5:40PM
  • Location:
    JN Tata Auditorium,
    Sir CV Raman Avenue, Near Indian Institute Of Science, Malleswaram 18th Cross, Kodandarampura, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012
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In the state of Nagaland in India’s far northeast, a small team of conservationists discovered something that was both enthralling and alarming.

In the winter of 2012, they stumbled upon a vast congregation of Amur falcons around a remote reservoir. Simultaneously, they also witnessed local hunters capture and slaughter tens of thousands of the little raptors for consumption.

This is the story of the investigative documentation that followed, and the campaign that was launched to save the migrating falcons. Produced by Shekar Dattatri from footage contributed by many photographers, this 20-min film seeks to inspire its audience. In a world where conservation successes are few and far between, the campaign to save the Amur falcon shows us how a small group of determined people can still make a big difference. The screening is open to all. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be in your seats by 4.40 p.m.

The Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS), Bengaluru, is the largest student conference in India. It brings together young researchers in the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. The conference facilitates interaction, encourages exchange of research ideas and methods, sharing of knowledge and experience related to conserving wildlife and helps build contacts and capacity. The 2016 conference will be held at the JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, from 21st to 24th September 2016.

Amur-poster Read more about the Amur Falcon campaign on Conservation India.

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