Celebrated English cricketer and World Land Trust (WLT) Patron David Gower voiced his support for the Elephant Corridor Appeal at the premiere screening of a short film about elephants and wildlife corridors in India.
The short film was made by Jonny Lu and Jeremy Valender, who also made the atmospheric film Orchids of Baños about WLT’s work with Fundación EcoMinga in Ecuador, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Both Orchids of Baños and Elephant Corridors were shown for the first time by the private cinema at Dunhill London’s Bourdon House, an elegant venue in the heart of London.
“I was first introduced to the concept of elephant corridors on my last visit to India a few years ago. The fact that they benefit not just elephants but many other species (including humans) too is of huge importance and I would heartily support all moves to extend them wherever possible.” – David Gower.
Elephant Corridors was narrated by Vivek Menon, Executive Director of Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), who spoke at the event about India’s wildlife: its significant richness, the fragmenting habitats, and its emblematic elephants.
Through beautiful footage of India’s misty landscapes, the film tells a sombre story about Asian Elephants, the habitat they have lost to humans and how WTI and WLT are working together to reconnect wild spaces for one of India’s most iconic species.