Save Our Sholas
India’s Western Ghats are home to rare species found nowhere else on the planet, but they’ve been ravaged and systematically destroyed over the decades. All that’s left of once extensive forests and grasslands are scattered fragments.
‘SOS – Save Our Sholas’ provides a glimpse into the amazing diversity of life in the ‘shola’ forests of the southern Western Ghats. The film also illustrates some of the pressing problems that beset this fragile landscape and seeks to inspire viewers with examples of conservation successes that came about because of peoples’ action. The film aspires to stimulate a renewed interest in the conservation of the Western Ghats, which are the birthplace of most south Indian rivers, and a lifeline for hundreds of millions of people in peninsular India.
|Produced by Shekar Dattatri for Trust for Environmental Education, Chennai. The production of this film was supported by SPEC INDIA and GLOBAL ENDURO. Dedicated to the memory of Ravi Sankaran, Ph.D. Director, SACON, friend and conservationist.|