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TDF Nature Series – Explore The Diversity of Nature

The wide variety of ecosystems, habitats and the diverse flora and fauna forms the natural heritage of Pakistan. TDF Nature Series documents this diversity and showcase them on various platforms, with an aim to create awareness regarding the conservation of the natural treasure of Pakistan. These high-quality video documentaries are free for public viewing and are screened across Pakistan.

The Frozen Giants of Karakoram

The Karakoram range is the most heavily glaciated area outside this planet’s polar regions. These mountains are home to several dozens of frozen giants of ice that touch the lives of every Pakistani in the Indus river basin. There are approximately 5,280 glaciers in the Northern region of Pakistan. These glaciers contribute to three-fourths of the water volume in the Indus River, while also nourishing plant and animal life, including the mangrove forest. The presence of the Golden Marmot and Snow Leopard is largely facilitated by these giants.

 

To learn more about how these glaciers are connected to our lives in ways we can never imagine, view the full documentary below.

Mangroves Custodians of The Coast

Mangrove forests are spread across the coastal line of Pakistan. This unique ecosystem is a sanctuary to numerous indigenous and migratory  birds, terrestrial and marine life. It guards our shores with its dense system.

For viewing this documentary in another local language, please click on the links below.

Cliffwalkers of Chitral Gol

Chitral Gol is a narrow valley, broadening out into a basin surrounded by high peaks. Numerous tributaries drain into the Chitral Gol, which flows southwards into the Kunar River. Famous for its Markhor goats, Siberian ibex, Snow leopards, Golden eagle and many more animals.

For viewing this documentary in another local language, please click on the links below.

For viewing short length documentaries in English, please click on the links below.

For viewing short length documentaries in Urdu, please click on the links below.

Margalla Urban Wilderness

An extension of the Islamabad wildlife sanctuary, Margalla Hills National Park is located in the foothills of the Himalayan range. The topography is rugged, with numerous valleys and many steep and even precipitous slopes. The area is drained by the River Kurang and its tributaries, which flow into the River Soan. The park was setup to provide refuge to Gray Goral, Barking deer and the Leopard.

For viewing this documentary in another local language, please click on the links below.

For viewing short length documentaries in English, please click on the links below.

The Dawood Foundation Nature Series captures the wide variety of ecosystems, habitats and the diverse flora and fauna form the natural heritage of Pakistan in beautifully cinematized video documentaries. These documentaries are screened to create awareness on the conservation of the natural treasure of Pakistan. These high-quality video documentaries are free for public viewing and are screened across the country. The Nature Series is also screened at various international environmental forums to show the natural beauty of Pakistan.

Explore The Nature Series

These films show the close link between the land, animals, and the communities that live around them. They show the magnificence of the natural landscape in Pakistan and inspire a sense of affinity with the animals as well as the people who are in consonance as well as conflict with them.

To reach as many people as possible, the documentaries are available to download or watch for free in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, and Khawar.

Nature Series Dissemination Drive

Nature Series is screened across all public and private educational institutions across Pakistan free of cost. All four provincial governments in Pakistan, have been kind and supportive to give The Foundation permission to screen in the public schools.

 

Mobile Cinemas

A truck with HD projector, sound system, and TDF representatives traveled across each province visiting schools in the morning and afternoon to screen the documentary. During the evening the mobile cinema stationed at communal gatherings and community halls to engage a general audience for edutainment.

Teams Number of Screenings Sessions Total Students
Punjab Float

169

34,193

Sindh Float

162

41,515

Karachi Team

72

10,528

Thar Foundation

62

8,323

Total

403

86,236

Reinforcement of Ideas

Along with the dissemination and float activities, the Nature Series team left resources with the school to reinforce the learning from the documentary.

  • Two picture books were left with the schools ‘The Wild Indus’ and ‘The Wild North’
  • USBs and DVDs with a copy of the documentary were left so the schools could carry out the session on their own whenever they desired
  • Worksheets were given to primary and pre-primary schools
  • Postcards were given to the principles of the schools
  • All resources were provided in both English and Urdu

To learn more about nature series click to download our books below, available in both English and Urdu:

The Wild Indus
دریاۓ سندھ کے جنگلات
The Wild North
شمالی جنگلی حیات
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