#savethedugong

The dugong is one of the most endangered marine mammals in Indian waters today. Being elusive and inhabiting remote or often turbid waters adds to the mysteriousness of these mammals. This film gives an insight into the lives of a small isolated population of dugongs in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. This was made possible through a decade long research programme. It highlights the present status of the animal, its habitat and suggests simple ways that can contribute towards its well being.
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Developing science communication material towards a campaign for spreading awareness and information regarding the habitats and sites for the dugongs in the Andamans - their state animal - a gentle, enigmatic and endangered creature.
How can one effect awareness, consciousness and action?
Can an image transcend from beauty and appreciation to a response of "bio-philia"?

Can art in fact change the way people understand and react?

No Nets
No Nets

Go Slow
Go Slow

No Nets
No Nets

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Artistic renders for posters

No Hunting
No Hunting

No nets
No nets

Have you seen this animal?
Have you seen this animal?

No Hunting
No Hunting

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Traditional renders for in-water signages

An infographic about the Dugong for the Andaman Islands

Client:

Elrika D'Souza, Nature Conservation Foundation with EARTH CoLab

Services:

Graphic Design, Illustration, Film