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.
Tharparkar is among Pakistan’s most unique habitats. Its desert plains, granite mountains, and arid wetlands are home to a variety of species specialised for life in the desert. In this TDF Nature Series documentary, we get acquainted with animals like the Chinkara, Indian Chameleon, and Long-billed Vulture, and learn how they keep this delicate ecosystem in balance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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
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