Saturday, August 4, 2012

Entangled

Wild India under threat: Illegal fishing in Wild India

After a break posting again. Today I will share a short film that I did to highlight the plight of a crocodile caught in fishing net in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Cauvery river.

Illegal fishing is impacting our rivers a lot. People use dynamite to kill fishes. Use of dynamite results in sudden drop of the oxygen level and immediately the fishes die. The big fishes gasp for breath and float on the surface. People then catch them.

Fishermen also fish illegally in areas where fishing is not allowed. Normally fishing is not allowed in the sanctuaries and in reserved forest areas. However fishermen illegally move in, at times in connivance with the forest officials and fish. They often discard their old nets in the waters. They don't realise the impact of such actions. I invite you all to watch this short film "Entangled"where an adult marsh crocodile or mugger is caught in a fishing net. I am sharing the HD version.



Illegal fishing in Wild India needs to be stopped. 
Sabyasachi

8 comments:

  1. Oh! I totally agree.No animal, wild or otherwise would ever harm you without reason. Yeah, we have opted for tubeless tires and before every long road trip we make it a point to change whichever ones need changing. Not forgetting a new spare as well. Thankfully, we have never needed the services of these tyre-guys on the move...well, YET!

    It was heartbreaking to see that big fella caught unawares.Was it already dead? I didn't see any blinking ...

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  2. Thanks Geetalima!

    It is true that when you take good precautions, there will not be any issue on the road.

    On first glance from the front this mugger appeared to be dead. However, it was alive and when the boat moved in too close to it, it made a kind of "burr..." sound and beat its tail so hard in the water that one of IndiaWilds members got totally drenched. The crocodile then slipped away into water.
    Sabyasachi

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  3. Agree with you thoughts. . .

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  5. So sad to see the crocodile entangled....

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  6. What a heart breaking video! The fundamental elements of humanity is lost and these mindless behaviors would destroy man himself...and I am waiting for that day! sic...

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