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Moving Waters Film Festival @mwffind

The Moving Waters Film Festival celebrates the grandeur of rivers and oceans and highlights issues plaguing them.

http://www.movingwaters.in/

Calling the bluff on crocodile culling in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The proposal to delist and cull crocodiles as a solution to human-crocodile conflict is so rooted in retribution that it didn't need an expert committee to decide so - even a lynch mob would have clamoured for the same, sans the sophistry.
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Picture Credit: Richard.Fisher/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0
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For more, check out these articles by Tarun Nair-  1.https://thewire.in/environment/saltwater-crocodiles-in-the-andaman-and-nicobar-have-a-pr-problem.
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2.https://thewire.in/environment/crocodile-conservation-doesnt-need-a-straw-man

#saltwatercrocodiles #salties #crocodylusporosus #crocodileculling #andamannicobar #andamanislands #humancrocodileconflict #crocodileattach #awareness #education #conservation #crocodilemanagementplan #retributionorreason
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Calling the bluff on crocodile culling in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The proposal to delist and cull crocodiles as a solution to human-crocodile conflict is so rooted in retribution that it didn't need an expert committee to decide so - even a lynch mob would have clamoured for the same, sans the sophistry. . Picture Credit: Richard.Fisher/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0 . For more, check out these articles by Tarun Nair- 1.https://thewire.in/environment/saltwater-crocodiles-in-the-andaman-and-nicobar-have-a-pr-problem. &. 2.https://thewire.in/environment/crocodile-conservation-doesnt-need-a-straw-man #saltwatercrocodiles #salties #crocodylusporosus #crocodileculling #andamannicobar #andamanislands #humancrocodileconflict #crocodileattach #awareness #education #conservation #crocodilemanagementplan #retributionorreason

Meet the forgotten dhow men of Malabar and catch up with the Indian maritime story you would have never heard before,
from here👇🏿
https://www.thehindu.com/society/meet-the-forgotten-dhow-men-of-malabar/article26820920.ece
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https://ayurvedajournals.com/article/kr_sunil_seafarers_of_malabar_interview
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Reposted from @kr.sunil_ .
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Manchukkar -The Seafarers of Malabar, my photo exhibition on display at URU Art Harbour, Mattanchery, for three months now, came to a close on 31st March. The first people I had invited to my show were the deckhands of the dhows of Malabar who were also the subject of the exhibition. They arrived on one of the last days of the show and shared their precious memories.

Two boats (dhow) from Ponnani, ‘Duldul’ and ‘Vijayamala’, were wrecked in the killer cyclone of 1967 and twenty-five of the boats’ crew disappeared in the mishap. Moideenkutty’s father was one of them. Poverty forced Moideenkutty to embark on the same line of dangerous work. Moideenkutty was one of the people who came to see the show and they were all brought to the gallery by Kunjanbava, a teacher by profession, whose father owned ‘Duldul’. The exhibition marked some of the most overwhelming and memorable days of my life as an artist. People from all walks of life and many parts of the world came to see the show and were moved by the portraits and the extraordinary experiences behind those faces.
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#IndianMaritimeHistory #Maritimestories #MalabarCoast #ArabianSea #Voyage #deckhands #dhow #photoexhibition
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Meet the forgotten dhow men of Malabar and catch up with the Indian maritime story you would have never heard before, from here👇🏿 https://www.thehindu.com/society/meet-the-forgotten-dhow-men-of-malabar/article26820920.ece & https://ayurvedajournals.com/article/kr sunil seafarers of malabar interview . Reposted from @kr.sunil . . Manchukkar -The Seafarers of Malabar, my photo exhibition on display at URU Art Harbour, Mattanchery, for three months now, came to a close on 31st March. The first people I had invited to my show were the deckhands of the dhows of Malabar who were also the subject of the exhibition. They arrived on one of the last days of the show and shared their precious memories. Two boats (dhow) from Ponnani, ‘Duldul’ and ‘Vijayamala’, were wrecked in the killer cyclone of 1967 and twenty-five of the boats’ crew disappeared in the mishap. Moideenkutty’s father was one of them. Poverty forced Moideenkutty to embark on the same line of dangerous work.

Reposted from @psychedelic.nostalgia.

Tall tape seagrass, which is recorded throughout the Indo-Pacific region can grow up to 150 cm. It adds value as one of the major contributors to productivity and biomass of sea meadows. The grass can bury carbon in underwater sediments 40 times faster than tropical forests bury it in the soil. It provides refuge and acts as a feeding area for more than 1,000 species of fish, including fishes that are consumed by people. Green sea turtles and dugongs feed on these species as they provide a high source of nutrition.

We report the observation of this seagrass flowering and fruiting at Henry Lawrence and Tarmugli island, which are located inside the Rani Jhansi Marine National Park and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in South Andaman.

Check out cool flowers and fruits! scroll right :) #AndamanIslands #openaccess
#andamanislands #seagrass #oceanoptimism #tapeseagrass #underwater #wcsindia #anetindia - #regrann
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Reposted from @psychedelic.nostalgia. Tall tape seagrass, which is recorded throughout the Indo-Pacific region can grow up to 150 cm. It adds value as one of the major contributors to productivity and biomass of sea meadows. The grass can bury carbon in underwater sediments 40 times faster than tropical forests bury it in the soil. It provides refuge and acts as a feeding area for more than 1,000 species of fish, including fishes that are consumed by people. Green sea turtles and dugongs feed on these species as they provide a high source of nutrition. We report the observation of this seagrass flowering and fruiting at Henry Lawrence and Tarmugli island, which are located inside the Rani Jhansi Marine National Park and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in South Andaman. Check out cool flowers and fruits! scroll right :) #andamanislands #openaccess #andamanislands #seagrass #oceanoptimism #tapeseagrass #underwater #wcsindia #anetindia - #regrann

Decisions of tomorrow may be wisely made.
But today's foolish idea will crash the whole system!
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HELP SAVE MUMBIA'S COAST!
Share widely and create awareness.
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Reposted from @sarangnk90
Spent the morning with the fishermen from Worli Koliwada. Considering the catch at this time of the year is supposed to be low, the number of animals we saw at the Worli seaface in one morning was mind boggling: Butterfly Rays, Groupers, Octopuses, Brittle Stars, you name it.

Under the guise of the coastal road project, this whole stretch is being reclaimed to build a car park and a bus depot. The fishermen have filed a case against it as it'll destroy their livelihoods. Several citizen groups are coming together to protest this mindless and destructive project. But apparently public opinion and laws don't mean jack shit anymore. Our overlords want a coastal road and so they shall have it.

#marinelifeandmumbai #coastalroad #intertidal #fishermen #everydaymumbai #everydayindia #helpthekolis #saveourcoasts #helplocalcommunities #mumbai
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Decisions of tomorrow may be wisely made. But today's foolish idea will crash the whole system! . HELP SAVE MUMBIA'S COAST! Share widely and create awareness. . Reposted from @sarangnk90 Spent the morning with the fishermen from Worli Koliwada. Considering the catch at this time of the year is supposed to be low, the number of animals we saw at the Worli seaface in one morning was mind boggling: Butterfly Rays, Groupers, Octopuses, Brittle Stars, you name it. Under the guise of the coastal road project, this whole stretch is being reclaimed to build a car park and a bus depot. The fishermen have filed a case against it as it'll destroy their livelihoods. Several citizen groups are coming together to protest this mindless and destructive project. But apparently public opinion and laws don't mean jack shit anymore. Our overlords want a coastal road and so they shall have it. #marinelifeandmumbai #coastalroad #intertidal #fishermen #everydaymumbai #everydayindia #helpthekolis

Reposted from @animalplanetindia

Water scarcity and it's degrading quality is causing an imbalance in the #ecosystem that can only be resolved if we take a step towards conserving the #freshwater resources. This #WorldWaterDay, let's take a step towards making #water available for everyone.
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Reposted from @animalplanetindia Water scarcity and it's degrading quality is causing an imbalance in the #ecosystem that can only be resolved if we take a step towards conserving the #freshwater resources. This #worldwaterday, let's take a step towards making #water available for everyone.

Reposted from @noaasanctuaries.

Today is the International Day of Forests – and did you know that the ocean has forests too? Towering kelp fronds like these form the basis for kelp forests throughout national marine sanctuaries on the #WestCoast. These forests are important habitats for marine life from juvenile fish to sea otters! What's your favorite kelp forest dweller?
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#EarthIsBlue #InternationalDayOfForests #Forest #Kelp #KelpForest #GiantKelp #Ocean #Nature #Science (Photo: Brett Seymour/NPS)
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[Image description: Closeup on giant kelp underwater.]
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Reposted from @noaasanctuaries. Today is the International Day of Forests – and did you know that the ocean has forests too? Towering kelp fronds like these form the basis for kelp forests throughout national marine sanctuaries on the #westcoast. These forests are important habitats for marine life from juvenile fish to sea otters! What's your favorite kelp forest dweller? . #earthisblue #internationaldayofforests #Forest #Kelp #kelpforest #GiantKelp #Ocean #Nature #Science (Photo: Brett Seymour/NPS) . [Image description: Closeup on giant kelp underwater.]

Reposted from @t.a.s.n.e.e.m.k.h.a.n

We have just returned from 9 days at sea in the North Eastern #andamansea - a research and #citizenscience expedition with the #rayofhope foundation, aboard the @diva.marine.learning.lab 
Led by the inspiring @queenofmantas and @jannemanconradie

After a decade of documentation and establishing the inter ocean connectivity of these endangered #pelagics 
Andrea is now pioneering a satellite telemetry and non invasive #DNA sampling program, in the waters of  Myanmar. 
The Giant Oceanic Manta, a #mobulidae is the largest of all rays!
It is undoubtedly critical that they have now been listed in the CMS and CITES thanks to the @marinemegafauna foundation - however, much of this work is focused at highlighting larger #conservation and socio-ecological issues such as cross-border #fisheries dynamics & international cooperation and policy frameworks.

This is one of many many #marine #species that know #global #oceans as their territory.

For pelagic species like these - their #feeding #breeding #social #behaviour and every aspect of their #lifecycle depends on their ability to access varied regions across the oceans of our #planet.
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If you have pictures of these incredible creatures, you can participate in this global research program!
Log on to www.mantamatcher.org and identify your sightings!
#MantaMatcher .

Image credits:

1,2,3,4,7: @t.a.s.n.e.e.m.k.h.a.n

5,6: @queenofmantas

#marine #manta #shark #elasmobranch #mergui #archipelago #blackrock
#andreamarshall #awareness #worldasaclassroom
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Reposted from @t.a.s.n.e.e.m.k.h.a.n We have just returned from 9 days at sea in the North Eastern #andamansea - a research and #citizenscience expedition with the #rayofhope foundation, aboard the @diva.marine.learning.lab Led by the inspiring @queenofmantas and @jannemanconradie After a decade of documentation and establishing the inter ocean connectivity of these endangered #pelagics Andrea is now pioneering a satellite telemetry and non invasive #DNA sampling program, in the waters of Myanmar. The Giant Oceanic Manta, a #mobulidae is the largest of all rays! It is undoubtedly critical that they have now been listed in the CMS and CITES thanks to the @marinemegafauna foundation - however, much of this work is focused at highlighting larger #conservation and socio-ecological issues such as cross-border #fisheries dynamics & international cooperation and policy frameworks. This is one of many many #marine #species that know #global #oceans as their territory. For pelagic

Not even a small step, forget one giant leap!

Article link -
https://thewire.in/government/national-ganga-council-headed-by-narendra-modi-has-not-met-even-once

#ModiHataoGangaBachao #rivers #Ganga #SaveGanga
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Not even a small step, forget one giant leap! Article link - https://thewire.in/government/national-ganga-council-headed-by-narendra-modi-has-not-met-even-once #modihataogangabachao #rivers #Ganga #SaveGanga

Reposted from @sea.saw.arts.

Deep sea is one of the most hostile environments on our planet and when it comes to finding a mate, especially for the animals which are solitary in nature, it's nothing but a pain.
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When it comes to male anglerfish, they have a very different approach after sensing a potential mate.
The phenomenon is known as 'sexual parasitism' in which the male anglerfish attaches to the much larger female anglerfish, fusing his body tissues and circulatory system with hers, so that he can get nutrients from her blood. Slowly the male loses his eyes, fins, teeth and other multiple internal organs except gonads. Once the female is ready to spawn, she uses sperms from the dead male fish attached to her body to fertilize her eggs.
Thus the males of anglerfish are completely dependent on the female anglerfish in every other way.
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#womansday #wildlife # #anglerfish #bizzarenature #marinelife #illstration #digital #digitaldrawing #digitalart #deepblue #wacom #cartoon #illustrationartist #doodle #anglerfish #predator #darkness #bioluminescence  #gauravpatilart #marinelifeart #seasawarts #deepseacreature #sexualparasite #parasite #aquaticcreatures #worldunderwater
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Reposted from @sea.saw.arts. Deep sea is one of the most hostile environments on our planet and when it comes to finding a mate, especially for the animals which are solitary in nature, it's nothing but a pain. . When it comes to male anglerfish, they have a very different approach after sensing a potential mate. The phenomenon is known as 'sexual parasitism' in which the male anglerfish attaches to the much larger female anglerfish, fusing his body tissues and circulatory system with hers, so that he can get nutrients from her blood. Slowly the male loses his eyes, fins, teeth and other multiple internal organs except gonads. Once the female is ready to spawn, she uses sperms from the dead male fish attached to her body to fertilize her eggs. Thus the males of anglerfish are completely dependent on the female anglerfish in every other way. . #womansday #wildlife # #anglerfish #bizzarenature #marinelife #illstration #digital #digitaldrawing #digitalart #deepblue #wacom #cartoon

Happy World Wildlife day!
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Time to learn and appreciate more about the hidden life underwater like the wild microscopic creatures and their role in these aquatic  ecosystems.
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Repost from @marchoftheplankton-
Plankton are the base of the foodweb in marine environments. Some species act as producers through photosynthesis and others are the predators or prey. Massive amounts of carbon and nutrients fluctuate in the ocean from the cycling within the foodweb. As cells naturally die (as seen in the picture), the organic material is made available in the microbial loop to organisms such as bacteria and nanoflagellates. Look at of that leaking material from the diatom chain!! This nutrient cycling is imperative to the health of the marine system. 
@olympuslifescience @insidenatgeo @schnetzerlab  #ocean #oceanography #ecology #biology #science #plankton #marinebiology #gradschool #lab #olympus #microscope #natgeoexplorer #sciencetelling #womeninscience #womeninstem #worldwildlifeday #lifebelowwater
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Happy World Wildlife day! . Time to learn and appreciate more about the hidden life underwater like the wild microscopic creatures and their role in these aquatic ecosystems. . Repost from @marchoftheplankton- Plankton are the base of the foodweb in marine environments. Some species act as producers through photosynthesis and others are the predators or prey. Massive amounts of carbon and nutrients fluctuate in the ocean from the cycling within the foodweb. As cells naturally die (as seen in the picture), the organic material is made available in the microbial loop to organisms such as bacteria and nanoflagellates. Look at of that leaking material from the diatom chain!! This nutrient cycling is imperative to the health of the marine system. @olympuslifescience @insidenatgeo @schnetzerlab #ocean #oceanography #ecology #biology #science #plankton #marinebiology #gradschool #lab #olympus #microscope #natgeoexplorer #sciencetelling #womeninscience #womeninstem #worldwildlifeday

“Is it acceptable to experiment with new technologies in waters deeper, rougher and more remote than ever before, in an area that already sustains the largest fisheries in the southern hemisphere, and has many thriving coastal communities?” - @joshua.b.kirkman
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Reposted from @wsl -  Big oil does not belong in the Great Australian Bight. The proposed Stromlo well is 327km out in the Southern Ocean. It is in 2500m of water, and they’ll then need to drill through 3000m of seabed. An oil spill would be detrimental to beaches between Margaret River in the west and Port Macquarie in the east. Help prevent the industrialization of the Bight by commenting directly to NOPSEMA at wsl.tv/fightbight.
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Video by @dallassinger
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#WSLPURE #fightforthebight #australia #greataustralianbight ##Southerocean #drill #oilspill #margaretriver #industrialization #@greataustralianbightalliance @fightforthebight
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“Is it acceptable to experiment with new technologies in waters deeper, rougher and more remote than ever before, in an area that already sustains the largest fisheries in the southern hemisphere, and has many thriving coastal communities?” - @joshua.b.kirkman . Reposted from @wsl - Big oil does not belong in the Great Australian Bight. The proposed Stromlo well is 327km out in the Southern Ocean. It is in 2500m of water, and they’ll then need to drill through 3000m of seabed. An oil spill would be detrimental to beaches between Margaret River in the west and Port Macquarie in the east. Help prevent the industrialization of the Bight by commenting directly to NOPSEMA at wsl.tv/fightbight. . Video by @dallassinger . #WSLPURE #fightforthebight #australia #greataustralianbight # #southerocean #drill #oilspill #margaretriver #industrialization #@greataustralianbightalliance @fightforthebight

Reposted from @knowyourfish

In marine ecosystems, there are some species that are more resilient than others. Take Sardines for example – they mature and start breeding at two years of age and can lay thousands of eggs.
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Groupers on the other hand can take several years to mature, breed and bear fewer offspring.
This difference makes lower trophic level fish like sardines more resilient to population decline as opposed to the high trophic level fish like groupers. .

The trophic level of a fish is the position it occupies on the food chain. The trophic level usually increases with their size, and fishing tends to selectively capture the larger fishes. When fishing is intense, the relative abundance of the larger fish (like sharks, tuna, groupers etc.) positioned high in the food chain is reduced. These are species that take a long time to reach sexual maturity and are more vulnerable to overfishing. 
Consequently, over time, small fishes (sardines, mackerel, anchovies etc.) start to dominate the fisheries catches, and the mean trophic level of the catches declines. Over the last 50 years, the abundance of high trophic level fish has dropped by 90 percent.
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Maybe it's better considering the state  of our fisheries that we pick fish that are lower down in the food chain ?
Choose wisely !

#seafood #seafoodconsumers #fisheries #marineecosystems #foodchain #eatresponsibly
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Reposted from @knowyourfish In marine ecosystems, there are some species that are more resilient than others. Take Sardines for example – they mature and start breeding at two years of age and can lay thousands of eggs. . Groupers on the other hand can take several years to mature, breed and bear fewer offspring. This difference makes lower trophic level fish like sardines more resilient to population decline as opposed to the high trophic level fish like groupers. . The trophic level of a fish is the position it occupies on the food chain. The trophic level usually increases with their size, and fishing tends to selectively capture the larger fishes. When fishing is intense, the relative abundance of the larger fish (like sharks, tuna, groupers etc.) positioned high in the food chain is reduced. These are species that take a long time to reach sexual maturity and are more vulnerable to overfishing. Consequently, over time, small fishes (sardines, mackerel, anchovies etc.)

Reposted from @colin_braganza.
He talks about River Dolphins & the suspected threats.
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The Indian subcontinent has 2 river dolphin subspecies; the endangered Ganges River Dolphin (with only about 3,500 individuals left) and the Indus River Dolphin (also very severely threatened with little over 1,000 individuals left). The Yangtze River dolphin from China got extinct a little over a decade ago.

While dolphins face the usual suspects when it comes to threats; habitat destruction and fragmentation due to dams (the most important), by-catch during extensive fishing, illegal trade, water pollution due to industrial and agricultural chemicals; what makes the dolphins situation a bit more unique is that it faces a threat from direct, misguided political decisions.

The government is more than aware of the threats to the Gangetic Dolphins. The Ministry of Environment and Forests named these dolphins as the National Aquatic Animal of India, and in May 2013, even declared dolphins ‘non-human persons’. Sadly these titles haven't changed the ground reality and their numbers have continued to dwindle. Cleaning the Ganga would be a good step, but the Char Dham project that involves the cutting of 33,000 trees, a lot from the Ganga's catchment area will completely offset the benefits of the clean ganga while also affecting the long-term water security (and also increase the risk of landslides and floods), as the scientific community has repeatedly warned.

The recent threat to block the rivers that eventually flow into Pakistan by certain ministers would also be the death-knell for the Indus Dolphins and a whole bunch of other animals including some of India's prides like the Snow Leopard and wild-asses. While no one expects that to be carried out, can one rule out some misguided acts under the guise of nationalism during election season? With no voting rights, animals certainly don't get the consideration they deserve during such times.

But we do have a voting right! So here's hoping we use it well. But first, environmental issues have to come to the mainstream of our political discussion. Else, all we'll have is paper origami of the beauties that once swam our rivers.
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Reposted from @colin braganza. He talks about River Dolphins & the suspected threats. . The Indian subcontinent has 2 river dolphin subspecies; the endangered Ganges River Dolphin (with only about 3,500 individuals left) and the Indus River Dolphin (also very severely threatened with little over 1,000 individuals left). The Yangtze River dolphin from China got extinct a little over a decade ago. While dolphins face the usual suspects when it comes to threats; habitat destruction and fragmentation due to dams (the most important), by-catch during extensive fishing, illegal trade, water pollution due to industrial and agricultural chemicals; what makes the dolphins situation a bit more unique is that it faces a threat from direct, misguided political decisions. The government is more than aware of the threats to the Gangetic Dolphins. The Ministry of Environment and Forests named these dolphins as the National Aquatic Animal of India, and in May 2013, even declared dolphins

A heartfelt thanks to all our supporters and sponsors.
The wonderful artwork was done by Diya Pinto from Threecatsdesign.

MWFF PONDICHERRY EDITION 2019

#filmfestival #MWFF #movingseries #pondicherry #2019
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A heartfelt thanks to all our supporters and sponsors. The wonderful artwork was done by Diya Pinto from Threecatsdesign. MWFF PONDICHERRY EDITION 2019 #filmfestival #MWFF #movingseries #pondicherry #2019

Story of the vaquita, as told in the Souls of the vermilion sea by @wildlensinc 
MWFF PONDICHERRY EDITION 2019

#filmfestival #mwffinmovingseries #pondicherry #savethevaquita #4aporpoise #cutthenets #vaquitaundercover #seaofshadows
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Story of the vaquita, as told in the Souls of the vermilion sea by @wildlensinc MWFF PONDICHERRY EDITION 2019 #filmfestival #mwffinmovingseries #pondicherry #savethevaquita #4aporpoise #cutthenets #vaquitaundercover #seaofshadows

And with that it's a start for Day2 of MWFF Pondicherry Edition 2019 . #movingwatersfilmfestival #Pondicherry #Filmfestival #Finnesterra
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And with that it's a start for Day2 of MWFF Pondicherry Edition 2019 . #movingwatersfilmfestival #pondicherry #filmfestival #finnesterra

Aneeta Pathak is the founder of Anveshan - Experiential Learning & Unlearning Centre based in Auroville with an objective to design sustainable experiential learning & transformational courses for self-development and leadership development among the children, youth and adult of the world based on inner wisdom. 
One of the main focuses of her works is on the rivers, which is done in the form of the Yatras.

Aneeta will be speaking today at our MWFF PONDICHERRY EDITION2019.

17TH February 2019
Alliance Francaise de Pondichery

#Filmfestival #pondicherry #MWFF #anvesha #rivers #experttalk
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Aneeta Pathak is the founder of Anveshan - Experiential Learning & Unlearning Centre based in Auroville with an objective to design sustainable experiential learning & transformational courses for self-development and leadership development among the children, youth and adult of the world based on inner wisdom. One of the main focuses of her works is on the rivers, which is done in the form of the Yatras. Aneeta will be speaking today at our MWFF PONDICHERRY EDITION2019. 17TH February 2019 Alliance Francaise de Pondichery #filmfestival #pondicherry #MWFF #anvesha #rivers #experttalk

MWFF film screening and expert talk by Chaitanya (@inseasonfish) and Suneha (@sunehajagan) at the Aikiyam School, Pondicherry.

#MWFFIN #outreach #schoolkids #aikiyam #films #conservationawareness
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MWFF film screening and expert talk by Chaitanya (@inseasonfish) and Suneha (@sunehajagan) at the Aikiyam School, Pondicherry. #MWFFIN #outreach #schoolkids #aikiyam #films #conservationawareness

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