Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Awaiting Death !

Awaiting Death - Vultures are scavengers, and their life depends on a death. Today, it seems like they are awaiting their own demise. Can we stem the tide?
Moved by the plight of the vultures in Ramnagaram, we decided to make a short documentary that showcases various aspects of the problem. We thought that the reason vultures numbers were decreasing could have been due to changing cattle practices, illegal sale of cattle diclofenac and loss of habitat due to quarrying. We spoke to local villagers about the cattle practices followed in their villages. What follows is a story of one of the last few breeding populations of vultures in southern India. We hope that immediate steps are taken to save this landscape and its inhabitants.