BY THE MINISTRY OF
ENVIRONMENT AND FOREST, ON THE
SALTWATER CROCODILE, SELECTED
FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FILM
This is the first film on the Indian
Saltwater crocodile. Once found
abundantly along the Indian Coasts, now they are found only in the
Bengal mangrove area called the Sundarbans, the Andamans and
the Bhitarkanika mangrove area, in Orissa ( INDIA ). The film
was shot in Bhitarkanika where a project was started in 1974,
when crocodile experts declared a warning about the saltwater
crocodiles vanishing from the area. Only 25 existed there.
By 1994, there were 500, thanks to the conservation programme
and breeding of babies artificially.
The beautiful mangroves and the eerie forests are shown, which
have varied flora and fauna.
The documentary shows the saltwater crocodile basking in the sun
and existing close to the villages without really causing a havoc.
The film also shows their usefulness and their contribution to the
environment and the food chain.
There is a part where the local hunter turned conservator is
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