This footage is from one of the most bio-diverse community reserves in the world. It is the story of how the Bugun community and the Forest Department comes together to manage it. The forest patrolling team of SBVCR are the youth from the Bugun community from Singchung.
The film has been made by Shaleena, who is also a member of the forest patrolling team.
Shergaon Forest Division & Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve (SBVCR)
Green Hub Fellow: Shaleena Phinya ( 2018-19)
"This film project was the reason I began walking the forests of my home. It was so exciting to discover for the first time that I lived so close to a world so rich in flora and fauna. The film was a project that I undertook as part of the Green Hub Fellowship Program in Tezpur, Assam.
I spent ten months filming while I was part of the program and then stayed on as a training assistant while continuing to work on my film. Green Hub has been an integral part of the process, where I learnt filmmaking and also where I was inspired to take up such a project. Over the two years, while I filmed this project, faculty and colleagues at Green Hub helped formulate and develop my ideas and the campus became the base from where I could develop my film. The fieldwork for the film was conducted entirely in and around Singchung village in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh where I was born and raised."
More at: https://www.natureinfocus.in/environment/the-bugun-and-the-liocichla