MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan will soon be seen in Sanskara’s wildlife conservation awareness campaign in collaboration with Asian Conservation Awareness Programme (ACAP).
With the support of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), the campaign will run on television networks like Doordarshan, National Geographic, Discovery/Animal Planet, CNN IBN, NDTV, India TV, among others. The Airports Authority of India (AAI), Ministry of Civil Aviation, and Parliamentarians in India have also supported the campaign that will start with the broadcast of Shah Rukh Khan’s message across all international and domestic airports.
Sanskara Development Trust, along with ACAP / WildAid, will launch a national educational awareness campaign on wildlife conservation. The campaign is a multiÃ¢â‚¬â€œmedia education and awareness campaign that aims to protect the future of the world’s endangered wildlife by drastically reducing consumer demand for endangered species parts and products.
Khan highlights the challenges faced by forest guards in protecting India’s wildlife in his message, “He is our nation’s unsung hero – the Indian Forest Guard. He is a real life hero because he does this to save the jungle, and the animals that live there. Day in and day out, he is matching wits and battling powerful enemies – wildlife poachers and timber smugglers, and he is willing to lay down his life for this.”
“We hope that the momentum of this powerful and unique campaign will help compliment India’s ongoing efforts to save its remaining wildlife and its threatened habitats,” added ACAP / WildAid senior consultant and Sanskara Development Trust managing trustee Aneetaa Malhotra.
“With continuous and sustained support from Indian celebrities and by working in collaboration with the Indian Government, associations such as the AAI, media, businesses, conservationists and the public, ACAP in collaboration with Sanskara is building long term support for India’s as well as the world’s wildlife and natural heritage,” said WildAid founding director and ACAP director Steve Trent.
Sanskara Development Trust is a non profit organization, which aims to build support for the preservation of wildlife and its natural habitat through innovative programs and projects, working collectively with Governments, NGO’s, Corporates and local communities.